APACHE JUNCTION — Authorities say a suspect in a home invasion took his own life Thursday night.
The man committed suicide with a concealed firearm while he was in the process of being arrested, according to the Apache Junction Police Department.
He was allegedly one of at least three suspects involved in entering a home on Renaissance Avenue at about 9 p.m., according to the department. They allegedly took a woman's purse, ran out the garage and fled in a vehicle.
AJPD officers chased after the vehicle from 16th Avenue to U.S. 60. The suspect vehicle rolled and crashed while exiting onto the Signal Butte ramp.
One of the passengers, 20-year-old Roman Sprouse, was ejected from the vehicle. The Mesa man was injured and transported to a hospital.
Another suspect, 28-year-old Brandon Pharr of Phoenix, fled on foot and was later apprehended. He was taken to a hospital for a dog bite injury.
While authorities were apprehending Pharr, investigators discovered a third suspect believed to have been involved in the burglary.
The third suspect then took his own life as officers attempted to apprehend him. His identity was not released, pending notification of next of kin.