EB suspect fleeing cops shoots self

Man dies, investigation continues into case

A suspect fleeing the East Brewton police died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as officers were setting up a permitter to apprehend the suspect.

East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazille said the incident began about 3 p.m. Sunday when an officer spotted a vehicle and recognized the driver as some he knew had a suspended driver's license. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle that pulled into the Piggly Wiggly parking lot.

He said the officer called for backup and another officer arrived. The driver and the passenger exited and were standing next the vehi...

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