Kidnapping suspect in Fairfield dies due to self-inflicted gunshot injury

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The Fairfield Police Department on Tuesday confirmed the death of a kidnapping suspect who inflicted himself with a gunshot wound during arrest, KPIX reported.

The vehicle used in the kidnapping and carjacking incident was located by the police on Monday evening at a nearby jurisdiction at Chuck Hammond Drive and Peabody Road.

Officers tracked the car through the Flock Safety cameras of the department.

Police said the suspect attempted to flee when officers approached but he hit the intersection at Air Base Parkway and Peabody Road. The department said that authorities shut the intersection to de-escalate the incident.

But the driver was already dead inside the car when officers came near it.

He apparently died from a gunshot wound he afflicted unto himself using a handgun.

Meanwhile, the victim was not on the scene as the crash happened before the kidnapping incident.

The name of the suspect will be withheld. Police only said he is a 38-year-old man from Oakland.

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