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Midvale man who shot himself after chase is identified
First Published Apr 08 2012 12:59 pm • Last Updated Aug 05 2012 11:32 pm

Authorities have identified a man who they say shot himself in the head after leading officers on a 30-minute chase in Carbon County Saturday.

Richard L. McCoy, 42, of Midvale, had four warrants out for his arrest on theft, shoplifting and drug possession charges dating back to 2009 in Utah, according to court records. He remained in critical condition at University Hospital Sunday, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

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McCoy was allegedly driving a stolen car when a trooper tried to pull him over about 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Instead of pulling over, he drove away through a large part of Price and Carbon County at speeds of up to 45 mph before stopping near U.S. Highway 6, east of Price. As officers tried to talk him into surrendering, he got of the car, raised a .22-caliber revolver to his head and shot himself, according to the UHP.

McCoy was flown to University Hospital. No law enforcement personnel fired their guns.

lwhitehurst@sltrib.com

Twitter: @lwhitehurst




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