Police officials believe that a man who shot someone at an Elm Street residence Wednesday evening took his own life by gunshot later in Walden after police had found him walking along the road. State Police and the Hardwick Police Department are investigating the incidents. Police received a 911 call about 5 p.m. regarding a dispute between two roommates at a home at 76 Elm St. Responding Hardwick police officers located a man in his early 50s suffering from a gunshot wound. The suspected shooter, who was also one of the man’s roommates, was unaccounted for. A be-on-the-lookout alert was issued for the suspect, a man in his late 50s, and a vehicle he was believed to be driving. About 6:50 p.m., state police learned that a vehicle matching that description had crashed on Route 15 in Walden. Responding troopers encountered the man, who was carrying a firearm, on foot about two miles from the crash location. The man was refusing to comply with their commands to stop and surrender. Efforts by the Crisis Negotiation Unit to de-escalate the situation were unsuccessful, and troopers deployed less-than-lethal impact rounds. The man shot himself with his own firearm and was pronounced dead on scene about 7:30 p.m.
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