Salado: Shooting suspect pulled over, shoots himself to death

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SALADO, Texas (KWTX) A suspect in a shooting at a home along the southbound Interstate 35 access road just south of Hill Road outside of Salado shot himself to death after he was pulled over in Milam County, authorities said Friday evening.

Deputies investigating an apparent road rage shooting responded to a home along the Interstate 35 southbound access road just south of Hill Road outside Salado. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)

Texas Rangers are investigating the apparent suicide.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

The victim of the shooting, whom authorities identified as Jeremy Elmore, 27, of Georgetown, was struck in the head.

He was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

Information about his condition wasn’t immediately available, but Bell County sheriff’s Maj. T.J. Cruz said he was alert when he was transported.

Schools in Cameron were locked down briefly Friday during the search for the shooting suspect after officials were advised just after 3 p.m. of a potential threat of an armed and dangerous person near the community.

“In response, the district placed all schools on soft lockdown and suspended dismissal,” Cameron Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles said in a press release.

After district officials confirmed with police and deputies that the threat didn’t include the city and that officers had secured the city’s streets, the lockdown was lifted and dismissal resumed, he said.

The Milam County Sheriff said his deputies got word he might be in the county and eventually caught up with him.

The suspect refused to pull over and led deputies on a brief chase that ended in the 17700 block of FM 483 south of Buckholts.

For 30 minutes deputies tried to get the man to comply with orders to get out of the car, but they were not successful and he turned the gun on himself.

Initial reports indicated the argument and shooting stemmed from a road rage incident on Interstate 35, but those could not be confirmed.