Driver apparently shoots self after police chase ends in Cajon Pass

This still image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows the end of a pursuit of a man in a pickup on the northbound Interstate 15 freeway in the Cajon Pass on Wednesday afternoon.
(KABC-TV via Associated Press)

A pickup driver who led authorities on a 90-minute freeway chase in Southern California apparently shot himself.

The chase ended Wednesday afternoon on a dirt shoulder of Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County’s Cajon Pass.

KNBC-TV reports that the driver was suspected of stealing guns from his family in Orange County but was expected to return them. A family member, however, called police and the man fled in a U-Haul truck. It was unclear whether the truck was stolen.

The chase reached speeds of 80 mph or more, with the driver calmly smoking a cigarette as he weaved through traffic in three counties.


The truck stopped in the Cajon Pass after its front tires blew.

TV stations reported that the driver put a gun to his neck.

Paramedics could be seen performing CPR on the man, and he was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown.