North Carolina murder suspect leads high-speed chase on Mississippi interstate, ends with self-inflicted gunshot

Published 6:29 am Sunday, February 4, 2024

A man accused of murdering a woman in North Carolina was taken into custody after leading a high-speed chase in Mississippi.

WDAM in Hattiesburg reported that Freddy Renteria, 25, was transported to the hospital Thursday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a high-speed chase with Mississippi Highway Patrol officers on Interstate 59 near Dixie.

Renteria was wanted in North Carolina after a woman was found with a “life-threatening” condition and transported to the hospital. The woman, identified as Renteria’s girlfriend, later died at the hospital.

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Police identified Renteria as the suspect in the woman’s death. He was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder. Those charges were upgraded to murder when the woman died.