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Officials: Texas fugitive dead after pursuit in Mississippi

Posted March 18

— Authorities say a man wanted for a double homicide in Texas is dead after a pursuit in Mississippi.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain tells WLBT-TV (http://bit.ly/2mF8lcs ) that early investigation seems to indicate the man shot and killed himself Friday after leading state troopers on a high-speed chase.

Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry tells The Enterprise-Journal that troopers received word the suspect, traveling in a white Ford Escape, had crossed the Mississippi-Louisiana line on Interstate 55 about 4:33 p.m. About a mile south of Summit, he went into a field where he apparently shot himself about 5 p.m.

Strain says his agency working with Texas authorities to positively identify the man, who's suspected of killing two people Wednesday in the Austin area over an apparent business dispute.

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