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Marion traffic stop ends in suicide

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MARION (KWWL) -

A routine traffic stop in Marion ended with a man turning the gun on himself Saturday night.

Police say the officer pulled over a driver for a traffic violation around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

They say during that traffic stop, the officer suspected the driver was intoxicated.

They say while the officer was in his squad car to request a back-up officer, the driver shot himself with a handgun, while seated in his car.

The man's name has not been released, pending notification of family members.

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