Ex-Cop Wanted for Abducting 1-Year-Old, Killing Ex-Wife and Girlfriend Dies of 'Self-Inflicted Gunshot'

Police said on Tuesday, April 23 that 1-year-old Roman Santos was found uninjured after the incident and "doing well"

<p>WSP Missing Person Alerts/X</p> Elias Huizar.

WSP Missing Person Alerts/X

Elias Huizar.

An ex-cop suspected of killing his ex-wife and girlfriend before fleeing the scene with a 1-year-old child has died.

Oregon State Police Capt. Kyle Kennedy confirmed in a press conference that 40-year-old suspect Elias Huizar, who was a former police officer of the Yakima Police Department, had died of a "self-inflicted gunshot wound" following a pursuit on Tuesday, April 23.

The Oregon State Patrol located Huizar's vehicle driving southbound on Interstate 5 near Eugene, Oregon, at approximately 3 p.m. local time before initiating the pursuit, the West Richland Police Department confirmed in a press release obtained by PEOPLE.

The high-speed chase ended when Huizar's car crashed into a commercial vehicle stopped on the interstate due to another crash, Kennedy confirmed in the media briefing. The suspect shot himself in the head at the scene, West Richland Police Department stated.

The 1-year-old child, Roman Santos, was uninjured and taken safely into custody by OSP troopers, and Kennedy confirmed in the press conference that the baby was "doing well."

<p>WSP Missing Person Alerts/X</p> Roman Santos.

WSP Missing Person Alerts/X

Roman Santos.

“All day our thoughts have been how to rescue this young boy from a very, very dangerous situation, and we’re thankful for the outcome that occurred,” Kennedy said.

It was previously reported that police were chasing Huizar following a shooting on the grounds at William Wiley Elementary School in West Richland, Washington at 3:23 p.m. local time on April 22.

"One adult female was pronounced deceased at the scene outside of the school. There were no other causalities," police confirmed in a statement posted to Facebook at the time.

Authorities confirmed they were treating it as "an isolated incident" and that the "person of interest" had fled the scene. Police stated a manhunt was underway after an Amber Alert was issued by Washington State Patrol on X (formerly known as Twitter).

<p>KOIN 6/Youtube</p> Elias Huizar died from a "self-inflicted gunshot wound" following a high-speed police pursuit.

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Elias Huizar died from a "self-inflicted gunshot wound" following a high-speed police pursuit.

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While authorities were serving a search warrant at Huizar's residence, West Richland police detectives and partner agencies then "discovered a second crime scene."

"A second homicide victim was found inside the residence. No information about the victim’s identity is being released at this time, except to say that it is not Huizar but that the victim is a known associate of the suspect," police confirmed in a further Facebook post at the time.

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