Liberty County chase ends in crash, suspect suffering self-inflicted gunshot wound

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HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) — According to Liberty County Sheriff, William Bowman, a suspect who led deputies on a chase on Airport Road in Hinesville suffered a self-inflicted gunshot to his head.

Bowman said when deputies went to remove the man from the vehicle after the accident they noticed a large amount of blood on his head even though he was wearing a seatbelt.

When he arrived at Memorial Health in Savannah via helicopter, the gunshot wound was discovered. A gun was later found inside the Honda Pilot he was operating.

At no time was gunfire exchanged during the chase either by the suspect or deputies according to Bowman.  Bowman notified GBI to conduct an investigation and once it was determined the wound was self-inflicted it was turned over to the Liberty County Sheriffs Office to investigate.

Bowman said the man is in stable condition at Memorial and detectives are continuing to investigate.

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