According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the State Bureau of Investigations, Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit, Coroner's Office, and Sheriff's Office investigators are in the process of investigating an incident on U.S. Hwy 411 in Leesburg. Sheriff's Office personnel from Cherokee County and Coffee County, Tennessee, were attempting to apprehend a fugitive from Tennessee when a short pursuit began. The pursuit ended just south of Leesburg when the suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.
The suspect's identity is being withheld at this time. Further information will be released when appropriate.