Suspect dies after accidentally shooting self while fleeing police

Authorities arrested a man Saturday after he led them on a chase through three counties that included four stolen vehicles, the last of which he drove into the Tennessee River./Source: MGN

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo police say a suspect was killed after he accidentally shot himself while fleeing police.

The victim has been identified as Steven Sisler, 21, of Toledo.

TPD officers responded to a call for a domestic dispute at the Norwich Apartments just before 11 Wednesday morning. According to police, when they arrived, they came across two men, one of whom took off running when police entered the parking lot.

Officers did not pursue the suspect but did call in the fact that he ran.

Some time later, officers discovered the body of that suspect. They say it appears as he was fleeing, he attempted to hop a fence and shot himself with the gun he was carrying, dying of those injuries.