The Alabama corrections officer who escaped with an inmate almost a week ago died in a hospital after getting arrested in Indiana on Monday, Vanderburgh County Sheriff, Dave Wedding reported to CNN.
“A manhunt for a former corrections officer and the Alabama inmate she helped to escape last month ended after a police pursuit resulted in a crash in Indiana, officials said. The former officer fatally shot herself, and the inmate surrendered, they said,” The New York Times Tweeted.
Former official Vicky White died after she was chased and hospitalized due to a self-inflicted gunshot injury in Evansville, Indiana, a legit source reported to CNN.
Earlier, Wedding revealed that her injury was “very serious,” when she died.
According to Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton, no gunshots were fired by law enforcement at the location where the pair fled.
Before authorities began to chase the duo, who allegedly were not related, they found Vicky White wearing a wig exiting a hotel, said US Marshal Matt Keely. The suspects then got into their car and drove away.
The officials continued to watch the car until the chase began, which concluded when a US Marshals member drove a car into Cadillac, the suspects were in. the vehicle ‘wrecked and rolled over’, said the official. It was further reported that Casey White was operating the car, contradicting the earlier statement that White was driving it.
After the crash, officials successfully removed the inmate from the vehicle however, they couldn’t pull White out of the car, and she stayed inside with a gunshot wound, Keely said.
Keely also reported that Casey White pleaded with the officers to help ‘his wife’ who had a gunshot wound in the head, and told them that he ‘didn’t do it’.
With Vicky White’s death, the 11-day manhunt that received nationwide attention is finally brought to a closure.
Wedding claimed that the suspects were believed to have been hiding in Evansville since May 3. “It’s hard to believe they’ve been here that many days, but we’re lucky that we stumbled upon them today,” he added.