UPDATE: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the man involved in the police chase on Tuesday as 28-year-old Shavoz Levon Seals of Union City.

The GBI says that Georgia State Patrol was attempting to stop and arrest Seals shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday due to active warrants connected to a murder investigation.

Seals took off from officers in the area of Abernathy Road NW and Brandon Mill Road. GSP performed a PIT maneuver to stop him. Immediately following the PIT maneuver, Seals shot himself, according to GSP. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

During the incident, a GSP trooper accidentally fired his gun in the direction of Seals.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner will perform the autopsy. This is an open investigation. 

Initial story below


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (CBS46) -- A murder suspect has crashed following a police chase through Sandy Springs Tuesday afternoon.

Sandy Springs Police tell CBS46 News that shots were fired as they chase the suspect through the city. The suspect eventually crashed his car on Brandon Mill Road. The roadway is shut down just north of Johnson Ferry Road as police continue their investigation. 

According to police, they performed a PIT maneuver to stop the driver. The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital after police say he shot himself on the scene. 

CBS46 has also learned that the Georgia State Patrol along with the GBI were called to investigate the incident. 

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