Ellettsville Teen Kills Self After Police Chase

by Staff on July 19, 2010 · 43 comments

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Nicholas Arvin18-year-old Nicholas Arvin, Ellettsville, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a police chase, according to an Owen County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The news release stated that the chase began just after midnight Sunday when Arvin refused to stop for Bloomington police officers and fled on Indiana Highway 46. Officers from Bloomington, Ellettsville, Monroe County, and Indiana University pursued him into Owen County, where other officers joined in the chase.

Arvin ran off the road into a field and his vehicle became stuck.

As Owen County officers approached the vehicle, they heard a gunshot from inside the vehicle and confirmed that Arvin, the driver, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At 1:49 a.m. on July 10th, Arvin posted “wanna kill myself” on his Facebook page:

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