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RAW VIDEO: Auburn armed robbery suspect shoots self after police chase

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Auburn Police Department was involved in the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect, that ended in a police chase and the suspect dead.

According to Auburn Police Chief Paul Register, around 11:50 a.m. CST, police responded to the armed robbery of a business on Longleaf Drive and Cox Road in Auburn.

A vehicle that was given during the officer's investigation of the robbery was seen leaving the area, and police pursued him, where a chase began after the suspect refused to stop.

Register, who was on scene with Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones and other law enforcement officials, said the suspect fired shots at law enforcement, and law enforcement fired back.

The pursuit ended at the intersection of Gay Street and Woodfield Drive, with the suspect crashing into another car. Register said the suspect died following a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The suspect has not been identified and police did not give any more information on this incident.

The passengers in the car that crashed into the suspect's car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No officers were injured during the pursuit, but an Auburn police car was struck with a bullet.

Auburn City Schools temporarily took safety measures during the pursuit, but returned back to normal activities once APD gave them the all-clear. 

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released a statement on Wednesday, says: 

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident involving the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at the request of the Auburn Police Department. The incident occurred today, Feb. 24, in Auburn, AL. Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing. The SBI’s findings will be turned over to the District Attorney.

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