RAWLINS, Wyo. — Authorities say a 29-year-old Rawlins man shot and killed himself after leading troopers on a 50-mile chase through southern Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a trooper pulled over a stolen motorcycle for speeding through Arlington on Interstate 80 just after 10 p.m. Thursday. The man on the motorcycle, identified as Chad Nickelson, fled after the trooper got out of his patrol vehicle.
The chase continued until the motorcycle either ran out of gas or had mechanical problems just east of Rawlins. Authorities say Nickelson fled on foot and fired a shot in the air before turning the gun on himself.
No troopers were injured.