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Bremerton chase ends with gunfire and suspect dead

A man suspected of having a felony warrant died Friday night in West Bremerton after a police chase and gunshots.

The dead man's name, age and hometown were not released.

Deputy Scott Wilson, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said he could not comment on details of the incident. The Washington State Patrol is conducting an investigation of the shooting and the county coroner's office will investigate cause of death and release the dead man's identity.

According to a statement released by the sheriff's office and the Brmerton Police Department, the pursuit was started by a deputy at 9:55 p.m. in the 4200 block of Kitsap Way. The driver, suspected of having a "no bail" felony warrant, stopped on Fifth Street when the driver left the vehicles and fled on foot.

The driver confronted assisting Bremerton police officers and gunshots were fired at about 10 p.m., the statement said.

The man was found dead behind a residence in the 2100 block of Fifth Street.

No officers were injured.

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