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The condition of a Medina County woman who shot herself in the chest after she led sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit through two counties Tuesday morning is unknown.
Frio County officers have reported that the woman failed to stop her vehicle after state troopers attempted to initiate a routine traffic stop along IH-35 in Medina County around 6 a.m. The woman’s identity has been withheld pending the outcome of an investigation. Emergency alerts from the sheriff’s office show the woman led law enforcement officials on a high-speed pursuit for nearly 22 minutes before her vehicle experienced a mechanical failure and stopped on County Road 2755 in Bigfoot on the far northeast side of the county. The woman barricaded herself inside her vehicle and demonstrated that she was carrying a handgun. Officers at the scene reported that she held the gun to her chest. “Lengthy attempts were made to gain her compliance,” Frio County Chief Deputy Peter Salinas said Tuesday afternoon. “She exited the vehicle and began to walk away from law enforcement, but we continued our efforts to have her put the gun down.” The officers’ reports show that the woman shot herself in the chest at 9:47 a.m. Emergency medical personnel immediately began to perform life-saving measures and she was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.