Law enforcement officials investigate 'possible suicide' in Sarasota

  • In US
  • 2022-12-06 23:41:01Z
  • By Herald-Tribune

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a "possible suicide" on Tuesday after a man shot himself in the face after his car was found by a trooper, officials said.

The FHP received several calls that a blue Hyundai sedan was driving erratically on Interstate 75 near mile marker 199 in the southbound lanes.

A state trooper located the car matching the description in a grassy median facing south.

While the trooper exited the marked patrol car, the driver emerged from his car with a pistol and took his own life. The trooper and the man didn't exchange gunshots, FHP officials said in a report.

The Sarasota County Sheriff
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal traffic incident on Tuesday.  

Two lanes of traffic were shut down for the next several hours, sheriff's officials said in a tweet.

FHP is investigating the death alongside the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

ICYMI: Two-truck Cortez crash kills 71-year-old man, FHP officials say

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Please check back for more updates to this developing story.

This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: FHP officials investigate 'possible suicide' on Interstate 75


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