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He had a gun and was running from the cops when he shot himself, Kansas sheriff says

A man shot himself in the chest while running from the cops in a Kansas town on Friday morning, officials said.

When a deputy made contact with multiple occupants of a silver 2006 Chevrolet Malibu at around 10:45 a.m., one of the people got out of the vehicle with a handgun and started running, the Geary County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. The man had the gun in his hand as deputies chased him.

“During the foot pursuit, the suspect’s gun fired, striking the suspect in the chest,” the sheriff’s office said. “All injuries sustained were self-inflicted. Law Enforcement did not fire any weapons.”

The deputies started life-saving measures as EMS and LifeStar responded. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Officials did not release his identity.

The Malibu had been near the 700 block of West 14th Street, officials said. That’s on the north side of Junction City.

A shoplifting suspect in Peoria, Arizona ran from officers to the door of the police station. The suspect then hopped the fence of the department to a secure area of the department where other officers were waiting.

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