Felony suspect leads Garland police on chase, then kills himself

Derrin Bernard Adams

Credit: Garland PD

Police said Derrin Bernard Adams shot and killed himself on August 14, 2013 as police in Garland attempted to arrest him on outstanding felony warrants.



Posted on August 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 14 at 8:21 PM

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Police in Garland said a man wanted on felony warrants killed himself in front of officers on Wednesday afternoon.

According to investigators, Derrin Bernard Adams ran from U.S. Marshals as they approached him at Broadway Boulevard and Interstate 30.

He carjacked a vehicle and headed east toward Lake Ray Hubbard with Garland police in pursuit.

The wanted man crashed the car in the parking lot of a gas station at I-30 and Point Boulevard. He got out, hopped a fence, and ran to a nearby apartment with a gun in his hand.

As two officers confronted him, the 32-year-old Adams took his own life, police said.

No one else was hurt.