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Robbery suspect leads deputies on chase

By | Posted - Nov. 19, 2010 at 5:08 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man who police say robbed a pharmacy then led Summit County deputies on a chase apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say the 25-year-old man approached a pharmacy clerk at the Smith's at 922 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City around 3:45 p.m., showed a gun and demanded prescription drugs. He got one bottle of OxyContin and fled in a black Jeep.

His vehicle had Wyoming license plates, so troopers waited to see if he would head in the direction of Wyoming. Summit County deputies spotted his vehicle and pursued it on State Route 32 southbound near Francis.

Deputies spiked the Jeep's tires four times, but the vehicle did not stop until it crashed.

Deputies say they found the man dead inside the Jeep, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His name has not been released.

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