A man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Denton County killed himself during a traffic stop in Collin County.
Collin County sheriffÕs deputies identified the man wanted by the Denton Police Department in connection with a sexual assault case who shot and killed himself on U.S. 380 Wednesday morning.
Lt. John Norton of the Collin County SheriffÕs Office identified the deceased suspect as 21-year-old Daniel Ali Kassam of McKinney. An autopsy conducted by the Collin County Medical ExaminerÕs Office confirmed the bodyÕs identity more than seven hours after his death.
Norton said deputies received an alert bulletin from Denton Police about the sexual assault around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The alert told deputies they were looking for a man in a black Infiniti regarding a reported sexual assault. Denton Police said the man was heading east on U.S. 380 towards McKinney.
A Collin County sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop just east of the Farm-to-Market Road 1461 intersection. The driver of the Infiniti pulled over to the shoulder of the road, produced a weapon, pointed it at the right side of his head and pulled the trigger, Norton said.
Deputies did not make any prior contact to Kassam. Deputies immediately contacted dispatchers and asked them to send an ambulance. Paramedics declared Kassam dead at the scene just a few minutes later, Norton said.
Attempts were made to reach a representative of the Denton Police Department, but no one could be reached by presstime Wednesday. ..Source.. by Danny Gallagher, McKinney Courier-Gazette