The Illinois State Police and the Ogle County Sheriff's Department say a suspect committed suicide after a police chase stemming from a car-jacking that ended at Route 38 and Interstate 39 near Rochelle in Ogle County.
Officials say DeKalb Police saw a vehicle stolen in an armed car-jacking traveling on Route 38. Police pursued the vehicle westbound on 38 until the vehicle was initially stopped with vehicle stop-sticks.
However, the suspect continued to drive, leaving the highway and stopping in a nearby field. Police say the suspect then shot himself.
I-39 is now open, but traffic remains congested in the area.
Officials are not releasing any additional information at this time.