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Murder suspect shoots himself after chase, survives

The chase ended in a field off of 31st Avenue. The chase ended in a field off of 31st Avenue.
After the chase, officials said the man put a pistol to his head and pulled the trigger. After the chase, officials said the man put a pistol to his head and pulled the trigger.
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

A man believed to be responsible for a triple murder is in custody after a chase Tuesday morning.

Darrin Kenneth Ross, 45, is charged with the murder of his wife, 44-year-old Tonya Ross.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it happened at their home on Lester Street in Americus on Monday.

Americus Police were called to the home around 10:50 a.m. where they discovered the body of Tonya Ross.

Darrin Ross was also charged with motor vehicle theft. Investigators said he stole the victim's vehicle, a 1997 Buick LeSabre, from the residence.

Crisp County Deputies spotted the car a little after 9 a.m. Tuesday and tried to stop it, but Ross, who was driving, refused to pull over.

A pursuit began, and deputies chased him through Cordele onto 3rd Street, and then into a field after the end of that road.

Ross eventually stopped in the field, where deputies said he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head, all while still sitting in the car.

He was immediately taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

There was no immediate word on his condition.

Meanwhile, investigators believe Ross is responsible for two other murders that happened the same day.

Americus Police received a call at 9 a.m. Monday saying that two people were dead in a home on North Jackson Street.

Officers found the bodies of 36-year-old Corey Willis and 24-year-old Quanesha Lashon Brown.

They were originally found by a relative after an employer called and said they had not showed up for work.

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