Driver found in woods off I-95 after police pursuit

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- The search for a suspect off Interstate 95 in Hanover ended overnight.

"During the search efforts by Virginia State Police and Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies, a single gunshot was heard at approximately 12:45 a.m.," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "
Minutes later a male subject was located in the vicinity of Route 1 and Fox Cross Road suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The male subject was transported to VCU Medical Center, where he is being treated for serious injuries."

The search for the man began earlier in the evening after his car crashed on I-95 north at the Lewistown Road exit -- exit 89.

"It was 7:33 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 7) when the Virginia State Police began assisting the City of Richmond Police with a pursuit once it made its way onto Interstate 95," the state police spokesperson said. "As the suspect vehicle took the exit ramp, a passenger jumped out of the moving vehicle. The vehicle kept going and crashed a short distance later. State police heard a gunshot and when they approached the crashed vehicle, they found it empty of its driver."

The suspect was eventually taken into custody "without incident," police said.

Charges are pending against the driver are pending the outcome of the police investigation.

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