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LaGrange man wanted for homicide in Gulf County, Fla. dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Updated: Aug. 21, 2019 at 4:37 PM EDT
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GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WTVM) - A LaGrange man wanted for homicide in Gulf County, Florida is dead, according to law enforcement.

34-year-old Stephen Michael Smith was wanted for the shooting death of 30-year-old Daniel Lee Upton of Lakeland, Florida Monday morning.

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office says Smith died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies observed Smith in a vehicle traveling west on U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf County late Tuesday evening. When officers tried to stop the vehicle with law enforcement surrounding the vehicle, Smith immediately placed a pistol to his head and committed suicide.

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