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Boyfriend of Missing Model Who Killed Self Identified

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    New Developments in Missing Hollywood Model Case

    The boyfriend of a missing model shot himself to death after a pursuit with police in Corona. He was a suspect in his girlfriend's disappearance. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Friday, March 23, 2018. (Published Friday, March 23, 2018)

    The boyfriend of a missing model from Macedonia who killed himself during a police chase Thursday night has been identified, officials said.

    Chris Spotz, a 33-year-old aspiring actor, was identified by Riverside County Sheriff's officials as the man who led authorities on a chase from Hesperia to Corona in a stolen Toyota Tacoma. He fatally shot himself at the end of the pursuit.

    Spotz had just returned to Southern California from Colorado where he was with his fiancee.

    Authorities discovered the vehicle had possibly been used in a homicide that had occurred in Los Angeles County, CHP Public Information Officer Dan Olivas. Details about the case were not immediately available.

    Boyfriend of Missing Model Kills Self at Chase End, Sources

    [LA] Boyfriend of Missing Model Kills Self at Chase End, Sources

    Several law enforcement sources tell NBC4 the boyfriend of a missing model killed himself following a pursuit. Gordon Tokumatsu reports on the NBC4 News at 4 Friday, March 23, 2018.

    (Published Friday, March 23, 2018)

    Two spike strips were deployed but the driver was able to continue evading and transitioned to the westbound Riverside (91) Freeway.

    The suspect got off the freeway at Green River Road and came to a stop on Rio Vista Street, south of the 91 freeway, Olivas said.

    As officers attempted a felony traffic stop, the driver shot himself with a handgun and died at the scene, Olivas said.

    No other injuries were reported and details about the murder attributed to the suspect were not immediately available.

    Earlier this month the family of 25-year-old Adea Shabani offered a $25,000 reward Monday for information leading to the aspiring model and actress from Macedonia. She was last seen about 11 a.m. Feb. 23, near the 1700 block of Wilcox Avenue, between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin Avenue, near her home, police said.

    Shabani has been in Los Angeles less than two years, according to her worried friends.

    Her family has hired private investigator Jayden Brant to help find her. He told City News Service his investigators are actively searching.

    City News Service contributed to this report.

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