Renton man kills himself in Auburn after police pursuit on SR 167

A Renton man killed himself after leading Washington State Patrol officers on a chase on State Route 167 early Wednesday morning.

According to the WSP, the 34-year-old man eluded patrol officers when they tried to pull him over for a traffic violation at SR 167 and South 180th Street in Renton at about 12:50 a.m.

As the suspect led troopers down southbound SR 167 into Auburn, a WSP trooper deployed a spike strip and the driver ran over it, deflating his tires near 15th Street Northwest in Auburn. At that point, the suspect suddenly swerved towards the median, hit a guardrail and came to a stop in the median.

When troopers approached the vehicle they found the man inside dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

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