Subject of Three-Day Manhunt Dies After I-55 Shut Down

The subject of a three-day manhunt has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Christopher Paul Dulas, 38, of 29 Bedford Forrest Lane, Hattiesburg was involved in a stand-off [Sunday afternoon] at Interstate 55 exit 211 in Grenada that shut down the interstate for several hours. The preliminary investigation indicates Dulas had kidnapped his estranged wife last Thursday and a missing person report was filed with the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department. An intensive search ensued in the Desoto National Forest where the couple was believed to be. A Crime Stoppers tip led Grenada County deputies to an RV park in the City of Grenada. The deputies were able to rescue Dulas’ wife, Angelica, and Dulas fled in a truck pulling a recreational vehicle. Deputies discharged their weapons and Dulas lost control of the vehicle on the northbound entrance ramp to the interstate. The incident began about 1:15 p.m. [Sunday] and Dulas mortally wounded himself just after 8:00 p.m.The investigation is continuing. Dulas was a United States Army trainer assigned to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg.

Courtesty of Warren Strain – Mississippi Department of Public Safety

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