Police: Man who shot himself after chase has died

Update, 10:40 a.m. Sunday:

Robert Allain, the man police say shot himself in the head after a chase with officers in South Anchorage early Saturday, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, a spokeswoman said.

In an email, police spokeswoman Anita Shell also said that the woman he had been in a dispute with earlier was his fiance, not ex-girlfriend, as police originally reported.

Earlier story:

A man was hospitalized early Saturday with life-threatening injuries after shooting himself in the head following a chase by police officers in South Anchorage, a police spokeswoman said.

Police got a 911 call at 3:51 a.m. from a woman who said her former boyfriend, 35-year-old Robert Allain, had come to her home and threatened her with a gun, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said in an email.

Officers saw Allain's vehicle a few minutes later driving east near Dimond Boulevard and Victor Road, Shell said, and turned on their flashing lights and tried to stop him.

"Allain refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit southbound on Minnesota until he lost control and crashed his vehicle in the median near Klatt and C Street," Shell said.  "The pursuit lasted approximately four minutes."

"As officers approached the driver’s side door, Allain produced a gun and fired a single shot at his own head.  Allain was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  No other persons were injured in these incidents," Shell said.


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