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Suspect dead after Oak Cliff standoff

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A 24-year-old Dallas man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound early Wednesday morning after a slow-speed chase and standoff.

The trouble began in Glenn Heights, a community just south of Desoto off I-35. Officers there tried to pull over the man's black SUV because they suspected the driver had been drinking.

Instead of stopping, the man allegedly tried to run over one of those officers.

That sparked a slow-speed chase up I-35, with officers from Palmer, Dallas Sheriff's Office, and Lancaster joining in.

At some point, police must have employed stop sticks, because the man's SUV was riding on rims when he stopped at Illinois Avenue at Pierce Street in Oak Cliff.

According to officers at the scene, the suspect got out of the car with two guns pointed at his own head.

Police tried to negotiate with the man, but he ended up running off toward the Westmoreland DART station.

After trying and failing to jump a high fence, police heard gunshots about 5 a.m. They found the man dead in a field, apparently by suicide.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

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