Man takes his own life after leading police on chase through Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man took his own life Friday after police say he led them on a chase that ended along a ramp from 38th Street to northbound I-65.

Deputy Chief Chris Bailey says the pursuit started after the suspect fled from the scene of a disturbance in the 500 block of Dearborn Street Friday afternoon.

During the chase, which went through downtown Indianapolis, officers say the suspect rammed a police car.

Eventually, officers say they used a "pit maneuver" to bring the suspect’s vehicle to a rest on the side of the ramp.

A standoff ensued and police say they attempted to use techniques to end the situation peacefully.

“Despite those efforts, the man took his own life,” said Deputy Chief Bailey at the scene.

The ramp was closed for several hours as police investigated, but it has since reopened.

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