Police chase ends in death on Chippewa Street

Police chase ends in death on Chippewa Street
Baton Rouge police are investigating a scene where a police chase ended in a deadly wreck on Scenic Highway early Sunday morning. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - An early Sunday morning police chase ended with a deadly result on a local highway in Baton Rouge.

The police chase had started through the area at around 1:14 a.m. Sunday, July 21. Artis Cain, 29, fled from police attempting to stop him for a traffic violation in the 3300 block of Nicholson Drive.

Cain slammed into a semi-truck on in the 2100 block of Chippewa Street. He then proceeded to use a gun to take his life.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office had arrived following the crash, and pronounced Cain dead at the scene.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating.

Copyright 2019 WAFB. All rights reserved.