The pursuit of a man fleeing from Opelika officers Sunday ended when authorities believe he fatally shot himself.
Darius Rivers, 29, sped away from police around 2:30 p.m. CDT when an officer who knew he was wanted out of Birmingham, Ala., saw him, said Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. Driving down several city streets, Rivers eventually pulled into a driveway on Hanson Street.
Officers heard a gunshot before the car drove into the property's woodline. After searching the car, they found Rivers' body.
A woman traveling with Rivers was taken into custody. Preliminary autopsy results show the gunshot wound was self inflicted, Harris said.
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The Alabama Bureau of Investigation has been called in for the investigation. Rivers' body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery.