July 10th, 2010
11:08 AM ET

Manhunt in Britain ends as fugitive kills himself

Fugitive Raoul Moat, wanted for the shootings of three people in northern England last weekend, died early Saturday after shooting himself, police said.

Moat, 37, shot himself around 1:15 a.m. (8:15 p.m. ET Friday), Northumbria Police said. No gunshots were fired by police, and Moat was pronounced dead around 2:20 a.m., they said.

A spokeswoman at Newcastle General Hospital confirmed Moat died shortly after arriving there.

His death brought to an end a week-long manhunt that had the small northern English town of Rothbury on lockdown and dominated national news headlines.

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