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Rather Than Go to Jail, Surrounded Suspect Fatally Shoots Herself in Oregon

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Sarah Jo Johnson clutched a handgun, holed up for hours in a car and surrounded by a SWAT team and local officers.

The Associated Press reports that Johnson fatally shot herself instead of surrendering after she and another man were wanted by the FBI for allegedly robbing a Montana coin shop and tying up the shop owner.

The man was struck and injured by a patrol car the chase.

Police were able to track down the pair after a FBI alert on the suspects’ car.