Man Kills Self in Car After Brief Chase With Deputies Near Exposition Park

The man was wanted in connection with a pending investigation, authorities said

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    A man shot and killed himself Wednesday when he was stopped by sheriff’s deputies after a brief pursuit near Exposition Park, authorities said.

    The man died about 7:10 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Exposition Boulevard, according to Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    “Detectives have learned that when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle, the driver accelerated, and then pulled to the curb,” Hecht said. “Initially, the suspect was cooperative and put his hands out of the driver’s window, then suddenly withdrew his hands back into the car and shot himself.”

    The man was wanted in connection with an investigation conducted by the Operation Safe Streets Bureau, Hecht said.

    Police have withheld the 38-year-old’s name pending notification of his relatives.

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