One dead after high-speed chase in New Castle

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By Terri Hill | August 19, 2018

A high-speed chase early Sunday morning in New Castle left one man dead.  Police say he shot himself after he wrecked his car.

Police spotted Shamkeem Moore, 27, driving a white Kia after receiving a lookout alert that said Moore was wanted in connection with an earlier incident involving a firearm in Beaver County.

A New Castle officer spotted Moore driving on West Washington Street and attempted to stop him, but Moore sped off leading New Castle and officers from neighboring departments on a pursuit.

Police say Moore wrecked his vehicle after hitting a curb on Round Street and fled the area carrying a handgun.

While officers were establishing a peremiter, a single gunshot was heard and Moore was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A search of online court records failed to show any pending charges against Moore.

Terri Hill can be contacted at terri.hill@grantstreetnews.com

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