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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a suspect shot himself after a high-speed chase and brief standoff in south Louisville Wednesday afternoon.
We're told it started sometime before 11 a.m. when a police chase began in Indiana.
Det. Todd Hollis with the Jeffersonville Police Department says police there received a call about a stolen black Nissan in the area. Officers later located the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop at 10th and Main Street.
The suspect refused to stop and crossed into Kentucky. That's when LMPD officers joined the pursuit.
"They got behind that vehicle and begin the vehicle pursuit across the Kennedy bridge onto I-65 into Louisville," says Dwight Mitchell, LMPD spokesperson.
The chase ended just off Blevins Gap Road in the south end. Witnesses say the suspect got out of the Nissan Altima and ran into an apartment with someone inside.
"The cops was all parked out in the parking lot and had their guns out...had the doors open and guns out."
Swat team members had the car surrounded but by then the suspect was already inside the apartment.
Mitchell says, "Subsequently inside that apartment shot himself."
The woman who lives there was clearly shaken up but made it out before any shots were fired.
Mitchell says, "Luckily no one else was injured as a result of this and that's the primary thing; this could have been tragic and it was averted."
The suspect was taken to the hospital by ambulance while police try to determine what led him to that apartment, but neighbor's say he's a familiar face.
Cotton says, "I really don't know his name, I knew she was going with somebody but I really don't know who he is. So you think he was coming to his girlfriend's house? He probably was because that's where he ended up at, that's her mom right up there that was talking to me."