NORTH OGDEN -- A driver apparently shot and killed himself after a chase with North Ogden police.
Police pulled over the suspect, who had warrants out for his arrest, in the parking lot of Bicentennial Park near 2650 N. 400 East about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. He gave officers a false name and took off in his sport utility vehicle, said North Ogden Detective Paul Rhoades in a news release.
The suspect drove his SUV over the curb and through the park.
Officers gave chase as he fled west on Pleasant View Drive. They diverted the suspect off that road to prevent him from getting close to Lomond View Elementary School, which is about 2 miles northwest of Bicentennial Park.
The chase ended at a dead end in a Pleasant View neighborhood, near 3000 N. 700 West.
Melissa Spencer was gardening outside her home at that intersection when she heard the chase approaching. The next thing she knew, a black SUV roared down 700 West and turned left, coming to the dead end, she said.
Two police vehicles stopped behind the SUV, and Spencer thought the driver might bail out of his vehicle and run. She gathered up her daughter and ran indoors.
As officers got out to approach the suspect, they heard a single gunshot from the direction of his vehicle, Rhoades wrote in the release.
The police went over to the vehicle and saw that the driver was dead. No one else was in the vehicle.
"At no time during this incident did officers exchange gunfire with this individual, and we are not disclosing the nature of the warrants," Rhoades added in the release.
Rhoades said more information about the suspect, including his age, was not immediately available.
Spencer said the driver of the SUV looked like a white man in his 30s, with dark hair.
North Ogden police will investigate the chase, and Pleasant View police will handle the driver's death.