Updated July 11, 2020 - 9:44 pm
A man fatally shot himself after a vehicle pursuit involving Las Vegas police that lasted more than an hour Saturday afternoon.
Officers attempted to pull over a man who was wanted on multiple felonies around 2:45 p.m. near Durango Drive and Cheyenne Avenue, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ken Nogle.
The man “took off at a high rate of speed,” and police followed the car for nearly 20 miles, Nogle said.
The pursuit ended at Las Vegas Boulevard at Windmill Lane just after 4 p.m. when police attempted to stop the car and the man shot himself, police said.
Officers attempted to render aid, and the man was pronounced deceased at a nearby hospital, Nogle said.
Police reopened the intersection at 9:40 p.m.
The man will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office pending notification of kin.