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According to reports Brittingham, 23, shot himself in the head while in a taxicab as officers approached him in Greenburgh, New York. Police later pulled the cab over. Lt. Chris McNerney ordered everyone out of the vehicle and although the woman and the driver complied, Brittingham refused and shot himself. "He knew we were going to arrest him and he decided he wasn't going to go to jail," said Greenburgh police chief John Kapica.
Brittingham had been on the run from police since early February and was found when a cell phone trace pinpointed his location at a Greenburgh motel. Officers staked out the building and saw Brittingham and a woman enter a taxi earlier in the day.
This tragic event brought to end on-going legal trouble for Brittingham. He was arrested under drug possession charges on Feb. 11, after police searched his vehicle finding marijuana and cocaine stuffed in a teddy bear. The New Jersey native was arrested and subsequently released on $25,000 bail. One day later police were trailing him again after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend seven times before going into hiding.