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Police: Car chase suspect dealt with depression

  • Associated Press
  • July 25, 2014 - 4:55 PM

GOODMAN, Wis. — Authorities say a Green Bay man had been dealing with depression before he shot at a random car and at sheriff's deputies on a Marinette County highway.

The Marinette County sheriff's office identifies the suspect as 43-year-old Robb DeGroot. An autopsy confirms DeGroot killed himself with a single gunshot wound to the head after leading authorities on a chase Thursday.

Sheriff's officials say a couple in a car told investigators a man in an SUV began shooting at them on Highway 141 near Wausaukee (wah-SAW'-kee) and struck their vehicle.

Deputies spotted the SUV speeding down the wrong side of the highway and gave chase. WJFW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1lCNNcY ) the pursuit continued west on Highway 8 where the suspect fired at the squads.

Officers eventually found DeGroot lying outside his SUV.

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