LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) – A robbery suspect involved in an hours-long chase Friday died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a press release from Liberty Police.
Friday afternoon, several different police departments chased 30-year-old Tyler Welsh, of Girard, after an armed robbery at 12:50 p.m. at the Expresso Market on East Liberty Street in Girard.
Police say Welsh got away with a Mountain Dew, Marlboro’s and $600-750 in cash.
Niles police later spotted Welsh’s car and for short time were in pursuit.
Eventually, Liberty police followed him to an area along Youngstown Hubbard Road around 5:30 p.m. When he went into the vacant house, police say he had a gun to his head.
A perimeter was set around the house and the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team was called in. Negotiators tried requesting Welsh to leave the house but were unsuccessful.
Police entered after hearing a gunshot around 6:15 p.m. They found Welsh hurt but still alive. He was taken to the hospital and died early Saturday morning.
TJ Renninger contributed to this report.