Suspect wanted for shooting ex-girlfriend kills himself in SE Harris County

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 6, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Updated Monday, May 6 at 5:38 PM

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WEBSTER, Texas – A suspect, who boldly shot his ex-girlfriend in the head in broad daylight Saturday, shot and killed himself Monday afternoon as U.S. Marshals surrounded the home he was held up in southeast Harris County.

An investigator with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force confirmed that Joshua World, 29, shot himself in the head at 3:40 p.m., while being held up in a vacant home in the 2600 block of Heritage Colony Drive in the Heritage Park subdivision in unincorporated Harris County. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that World did indeed die from the self-inflicted wound.

On Sunday evening, World managed to ditch police during a high-speed chase along I-45 Sunday evening.

World had been on a dangerous rampage since the day he ambushed his girlfriend in southeast Houston.

Houston police said on Saturday, World walked up to 26-year-old Jeannette Ochoa at about 12:30 p.m. as she was moving into a new home on Hagerman Street, placed a gun to her head and pulled the trigger. Ochoa was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital for treatment, clinging to life. After undergoing hours of surgery, she remains in critical condition with her family by her side.

U.S. Marshals tried to serve a warrant for World on an attempted homicide charge at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of League City Parkway at the Amalfi apartment complex, but he fled. World took off and a chased ensued down I-45 from League City to Dickenson and back to League City.

World opened fire on police, shattering the glass on several patrol vehicles, and also crashed into several innocent drivers on the highway. Luckily, no one was hurt.

However, World got away after driving into a neighborhood along West Bay Area Boulevard in Friendswood. He abandoned his black 2009 GMC Denali behind a Target shopping center.

World was considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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