Police: Man shoots wife in Delaware Co, leads police on chase before killing self

- Authorities say a Pennsylvania man shot his wife and then led police on a chase through Philadelphia before fatally shooting himself early Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Meetinghouse Road in Upper Chichester Township.

Police say the 41-year-old man arrived to the home where his 40-year-old wife lived with her three kids, ages 19, 16, and 10.

The woman had a protection from abuse order against her husband and he was not supposed to be there, according to police.

Investigators say the husband shot his wife multiple times before she was able to flee to a nearby firehouse for help. Medics transported her to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition.

The husband lead police on a chase following the shooting, with several agencies joining the pursuit. He later crashed into a police cruiser. Police discovered the suspect inside of his car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

All three children are in the custody of family members while their mother recovers in the hospital.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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