MSP chase ends when suspect shoots self on US-131

Police investigate after a suspect shot himself following a chase on US-131 Friday, March 17, 2017.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police say a chase on US-131 with a suspected intoxicated driver ended when the suspect shot himself Friday evening.

Troopers say they tried to pull the suspect over in the area of US-131 and West River Drive in Walker. The driver did not stop and led police on a chase on southbound US-131 past Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids — which is about six miles.

Police say the driver stopped south of Wealthy, then pulled a handgun and shot himself.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was in critical condition Saturday. Troopers are withholding his name pending family notification.

MSP says no officers were injured in the incident, which remains under investigation.

US-131 was shut down near the Wealthy Street exit while police investigated.