What started as a suspicious vehicle call in Arvada on Sunday ended in a suicide, police now say.
According to the Arvada Police Department, Erick Deleon, 25, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Wheat Ridge after a short chase.
Just before 5:30 p.m., police were called to a Target parking off Kipling for a suspicious person report.
Officers say when they approached the car, they realized Deleon was wanted on felony warrants, including domestic violence and stalking out of Denver. He was also considered armed and dangerous.
Before police could arrest Deleon, he left in his car, which he crashed on the south side of the Target parking lot. He then took off on foot, but was later found walking southbound west of Kipling near the Interstate 70 frontage road.
Deleon was carrying a handgun when confronted by police, and -- according to a release -- raised the weapon in the direction of Arvada officers. That's when an officer shot Deleon, hitting him.
The suspect then shot himself in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team, which is made up of Jefferson County law enforcement agencies and members of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, is investigating the incident.