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Death after chase ruled a suicide

The death of a Minneapolis man earlier this week after a police chase was ruled a suicide Tuesday, according to the Ramsey County Medical Center office.

Mitchell Moua, 25, had been shooting back at police during a chase on Monday. Moua eventually crashed into parked cars near a thrift store. As the officers approached the vehicle, a gunshot went off. Hearing the gunshot, officers returned fire.

The medical examiner’s office said a police round was found in Moua’s arm, and other bullets struck the door of the vehicle. The autopsy showed an entrance and exit wound in Moua’s head, the now proven cause of death.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, police were trying to arrest Moua on a warrant for assault and false imprisonment charges. The PP also reported that Moua had held a gun to his head prior to the police chase.

Moua was a member of the Masters of Destruction gang, also referred to as the Men of Destruction. He had been released in November from federal prison for selling methamphetamines. Federal authorities were also looking for Moua for weapons violations.

The PP goes into much more detail of the account. Both papers have quotes from Moua's father, Blong Moua.