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I-15 closures follow police chase with armed robbery suspect

Updated April 18, 2023 - 5:33 pm

A police pursuit of an alleged armed robber ended Monday afternoon after the suspect died by suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

At 12:13 p.m., Metro police officers responded to the 8100 block of Blue Diamond Road for a report of an armed robbery and learned that a person’s vehicle was stolen. The officers then tracked down the vehicle, resulting in a vehicle chase that ended with a crash on northbound Interstate 15 before the Sahara Avenue exit, according to a Metro news release.

Police said the suspect died at the scene before officers could take him into custody.

I-15 northbound from Spring Mountain Road to Sahara Avenue was closed immediately following the crash but reopened within a few hours.

If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Lifeline network at 988. Live chat is available at 988lifeline.org.

Contact Justin Razavi at jrazavi@reviewjournal.com. Follow @justin_razavi on Twitter.

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