Police ID man who shot himself in I-75 chase

Posted at 6:03 PM, Dec 03, 2015

WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio -- A high speed police chase ended with a man crashing his vehicle before taking his own life overnight Thursday, but not before taking some shots at law enforcement, as well, officers said.

Police said the incident started as an investigation of a potentially drunk or drugged driver. Butler County Coroner Dr. Lisa Mannix identified the driver as 54-year-old David DeLanguillette, who police said crashed into a guardrail near Cincinnati-Dayton Road.

Investigators later said they found evidence DeLanguillette fired shots at pursuing officers, but did not hit anyone or anything.

Upon arriving at DeLanguillette's crashed vehicle, officers found him in the driver's seat suffering gunshot wounds to the head.

Mannix ruled DeLanguillette's death a suicide.

Police could not immediately find that DeLanguillete had a criminal record, but court records show he served time in Kenton County, Kentucky, for failure to pay child support. He also has a history of driving with a suspended license, records show.

Most recently, DeLanguillette's landlord filed an eviction notice on him in October 2015.

The investigation restricted I-75 to one lane and eventually closed the highway. All lanes reopened after 7 a.m. Thursday.