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Federal authorities: suspect fatally shoots self in Arizona

Posted at 10:16 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 13:16:28-04

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a suspect is dead after a car chase involving federal agents in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale police on Friday identified the man who federal officials said shot himself Thursday as 40-year-old Jason Lara Godinez.

U.S. Marshals Service officials said Thursday that agents with the violent offenders task force were pursuing a suspect when they maneuvered their vehicles to surround his vehicle.

But officials say the suspect pulled out a gun and killed himself inside his vehicle before agents could take him into custody.

Details on why Godinez was sought by authorities weren't released.