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Car In L.A. Chase Tied To Illinois

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 10, 2009 3:40PM

A car chase in L.A. last night involved a white Bentley with Illinois plates. Not much is known about the man who was driving the car other than that he was "a businessman of Pakistani origin." The man led police on a three-plus hour car chase before coming to a stop. With cruisers surrounding the car, the man shot himself in the head. Reports had the man being taken from the scene alive, but he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Rumors had swirled all night that the driver was a local DJ or even embattled R&B singer Chris Brown, but those were proven false. Zach Behrens, editor of our sister site LAist (and Evanston native!), watched the drama unfold last night.