Man critically injured after chase: possible self-inflicted gunshot wound
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 2, 2013 —
West Sacramento police report that a local man may have shot himself in the head after a police pursuit yesterday morning. Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department said the incident started when an officer tried to pull over a 1980 Chevrolet pickup truck for a vehicle code violation at about 10:15 p.m. on Sunday.
“The driver fled and a pursuit ensued lasting under three minutes,” said Sockman in a press statement. “The pickup stopped in the 800-block of Beardsley (Drive) and the driver, later identified as Justin Farley, 35 year old, from West Sacramento, ran into a residence with a possible gun in his hand. The residence turned out to be Farley’s home. A short time later another resident ran out of the house and stated Farley had shot himself. Officers entered the residence to find Farley with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.”
Farley underwent surgery for “life-threatening” injuries, Sockman said.
“A semi-auto handgun was recovered from the scene,” he added. “Investigators from the West Sacramento Police Department and the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office responded to conduct the investigation. “
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