Authorities confirm that shooting suspect involved in Gulfport car wreck shot himself after high-speed car chase in Georgia

Authorities confirm that shooting suspect involved in Gulfport car wreck shot himself after high-speed car chase in Georgia
Authorities at the Gulfport Police Department say the suspect, involved in a domestic incident and related vehicle rollover, committed suicide on Friday. The suspect’s name was was Jarvis Dermetrious Brown. (Source: Gulfport Police Department)

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities at the Gulfport Police Department say the suspect, involved in a domestic incident and related vehicle rollover, committed suicide on Friday. The suspect’s name was Jarvis Dermetrious Brown.

According to Chief Leonard Papania, an altercation occurred between two vehicles around 35th Street. Shots were fired, with one bullet striking Brown’s ex domestic partner in the head. She is in critical condition at an area hospital.

Papania said the incident took place north of Washington Avenue after the vehicles continued traveling, following the altercation. One vehicle overturned and ejected three people.

In total, four were hospitalized, including two women and two children. One of the children succumbed to their injuries.

Gulfport police are responding to a wreck on Washington Avenue between 48th and 51st streets near Bayou View Elementary School.
Gulfport police are responding to a wreck on Washington Avenue between 48th and 51st streets near Bayou View Elementary School. (Source: WLOX)

Authorities confirmed that Brown wound up in Coweta County, Georgia, proceeding the severe crash. He went home after the shooting, and he headed toward Georgia in a Land Rover.

“Based upon our investigation of his whereabouts, we were able to notify Georgia that he was en route there,” Papania said. “They intercepted him shortly after he entered Georgia.”

Once in Coweta County, Brown rebelled against authorities as he did not stop for law enforcement. A high-speed chase began to ensue and eventually ended with Brown’s car immobilized against the median wall. Brown, then, allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic rifle and released ammunition through his windshield. He later turned a trigger towards himself and was confirmed dead on the scene, authorities said.

Despite shooting at law enforcement, none of them reported any injuries.

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