(Neb.)-Officials Release Name Of Standoff Fatality Near Crawford
CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who apparently committed suicide after a chase and standoff with police near Crawford in western Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol says 40-year-old Chad Sorensen, of Minatare, was found dead in his car early Wednesday.
The patrol says the incident began late Tuesday when Sorensen brandished a handgun at some Dawes County deputies in Crawford. Sorensen fled in a car and stopped about two miles south of town.
The officers followed and the standoff began. The patrol says deputies approached the car about 3 a.m. and found Sorensen had apparently shot himself.
An autopsy is pending. Because Sorensen died during an incident with officers, a grand jury will be convened to look into what happened.
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