The state Medical Examiner's office says a Sand Springs man believed to have run from authorities after committing a crime died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Authorities say 26-year-old Adam Shotwell shot at police officers during the chase Wednesday morning and hit three police cars. 

Shotwell crashed his car on the Will Rogers Turnpike east of Claremore.  He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. 

Sand Springs Police say the chase began after Shotwell allegedly drove off without paying for gasoline at a Sand Springs convenience store.

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