Murder suspect from Texas shoots self during chase
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The U.S. Marshals' office is investigating the suicide Wednesday morning of a Texas fugitive at a motel just off the Las Vegas Strip.
The incident took place in front of Ellis Island Casino & Microbrewery and Super 8 Hotel on Koval Lane, near East Flamingo Road at about 10:30 a.m.
According to authorities, a task force of Las Vegas police officers and U.S. marshals had tracked him to the hotel Tuesday.
33-year-old Narada K'fonse Goodrum was wanted for murder in San Antonio and had been on the run for a week before he turned up here in Las Vegas.
Goodrum was a suspect in the murder of his pregnant wife, Cynthia Goodrum.
According to the San Antonio Express, Narada and Cynthia began arguing in front of her home on Dec. 27.
A witness saw Narada drag his wife into the house by her hair.
Cynthia was able to activate the alarm system of her house. When officers responded, they found her dead of a gunshot wound in the kitchen.
Narada tried to run from task force members on Wednesday but only went a short distance before he shot himself.
The Clark County coroner will officially release the identity of the man.
No officers fired during the incident and no one else was injured.