UPDATE: RPD: Man who shot himself after fleeing traffic stop Sunday dies
(ABC 6 News) – The man who shot himself after fleeing a traffic stop in southeast Rochester on Sunday evening has died.
Rochester police confirmed that the 58-year-old man passed away Tuesday. The man’s identity has not been released due to the sensitivity of the case and the fact that the investigation is ongoing.
Police said a man wanted for fifth-degree domestic assault was pulled over at 20th St. and S. Broadway around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The domestic assault victim had told police the suspect owned several guns and was not mentally stable.
When police tried to pull the man over, they said he drove off.
Officers found the man at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. They conducted a "high-risk" traffic stop, but soon realized the man was slumped over his steering wheel. Police said the man had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.