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Suspect in Newark Homicide Apparently Shoots Self After Vehicle Chase Ends in Summit

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SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

According to abc7ny,com, the woman -- 28-year-old Tiffany Wilson -- was discovered deceased in a vehicle in Newark, and a dark-colored Sport Utility Vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene. Newark police pursued the SUV on westbound Interstate 78 to NJ-24 and into the streets of Summit.

After police 'boxed in' the vehicle, the suspect -- identified by abc7ny.com as 31-year-old Kareem Dawson -- is alleged to have then shot himself. The suspect apparently survived and his condition is not known.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the death of Wilson as a homicide. Due to the ongoing police investigation, the ares of Beauvoir Place at Beauvoir Avenue in Summit has been closed, with the Summit Police Department sending out a Nixle alert notifying residents of the shutdown.

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