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  • Shooting suspect kills himself after police chase

  • Police say a man suspected of shooting a woman in Grain Valley has committed suicide after an encounter with California police.


    Grain Valley Sgt. Jeff Palecek said in a release that detectives had been searching for Alan D. Lovelace Jr. since the woman was shot and critically injured Tuesday. Lovelace hadn’t been charged in that shooting.

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  • Police say a man suspected of shooting a woman in Grain Valley has committed suicide after an encounter with California police.
    Grain Valley Sgt. Jeff Palecek said in a release that detectives had been searching for Alan D. Lovelace Jr. since the woman was shot and critically injured Tuesday. Lovelace hadn’t been charged in that shooting.
    Palecek says detectives on Friday tracked Lovelace to San Diego through a cellphone he had recently obtained.
    San Diego police Lt. Andra Brown says officers there found Lovelace in the victim’s stolen minivan and tried to pull him over, but Lovelace didn’t immediately comply with the order to stop.
    She said when Lovelace did stop, officers approached his vehicle and found him dead with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    Other media reports from San Diego said police there were acting on a tip from the Blue Springs Police Department early Friday morning when they attempted to stop Lovelace. He led police on a short slow-speed chase before hitting a dead end in a beach area.
    When he wouldn’t leave his vehicle, police broke out a window with a non-lethal round and shot a pepper ball into the vehicle. After several more minutes, a detective approached at 1:28 a.m. and found Lovelace had shot himself with a small-caliber gun.
    The victim remains hospitalized.
    The Associated Press and other media sources contributed to this article.
     
     
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