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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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