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Wanted sex offender identified as man who killed himself during Auburn police pursuit

2-25-16 Louisiana:

Auburn police have identified the man who shot and killed himself during a pursuit on Wednesday.

The man was identified as Bobby Keith Brumfield, 40, of Franklinton, Louisiana.

Brumfield was a registered sex offender in Louisiana. At the time of his death, he was wanted by wanted by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office in connection to aggravated burglary, second-degree battery, second-degree robbery, simple assault and theft of a motor vehicle.

Auburn police say Brumfield is responsible Wednesday's armed convenience store robbery that started the whole incident. They responded to the call in the 3000 block of Cox Road at about 11:50 a.m.

Officers soon found the 1987 Jeep Wrangler and driver that matched the suspect description. Brumfield was driving.

Police said Brumfield refused to pull over for the traffic stop and led them on a pursuit. During this time, Brumfield allegedly shot at one of the pursuing officer and struck his vehicle. The officer was not injured and returned fire.

Stop sticks were also deployed during the pursuit.

The pursuit ended when Brumfield crashed into a 2008 GMC Yukon at the intersection of Gay Street and Woodfield Drive. The 47-year-old driver and a juvenile were injured and taken to a hospital.

Authorities found Brumfield dead inside the Jeep from an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at 1:04 p.m.

Police were able to determine Brumfield's identity through fingerprint identification and identifying documents obtained through the Louisiana Department of Corrections and the Louisiana State Police.

The identification effort was aided by the State Bureau of Investigation and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Identification Bureau Latent Prints Unit.

Both cases remain under investigation by SBI, Auburn Police, Alabama Department of Forensic Science Medical Examiner's Office and the Lee County Coroner's Office. ..Source.. by Jonathan Grass

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