Murder suspect leads cops on cross-county chase. It ended when he shot himself, police said.

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Source: MEGA; Brown County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 5 2021, Published 11:21 a.m. ET

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A 41-year-old Ohio man allegedly shot his friend to death and then led police on a multi-county car chase before killing himself, officials said.

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On Oct. 1, police said 32-year-old Timothy Vogel was found shot to death at a home in Lake Lorelei, Ohio, and investigators believed Jason Metcalfe, 41, was involved in the shooting.

Ashley Vogel, Timothy’s sister-in-law, said Metcalfe and Timothy were friends and Timothy went to his home to pick up some tools, according to WCPO.

A fight broke out, but Metcalfe’s daughter broke it up. She then left and the disagreement turned deadly, Ashley told WCPO.

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According to authorities, Metcalfe shot Vogel and then stole a 2016 Chevy pickup truck.

Police followed Metcalfe, who led them on a chase through several different counties. However, the Ohio State Highway Patrol tried to stop him by popping his tired. Metcalfe was forced to stop the truck.

Metcalfe got out of the truck and was holding a weapon, officials said. Shots were then fired and Metcalfe was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

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An autopsy was done on Metcalfe’s body and it showed the fatal gunshot was self-inflicted, authorities said.

According to a GoFundMe account set up for Timothy Vogel, he had a “life full of laughter” and “his family was everything to him.” He “always had a smile on his face” and he “was a stronger to no one.”

Police said the investigation remains ongoing.

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