An armed standoff between a murder suspect and the Utah Highway Patrol that forced the closure of Interstate 15 near Beaver ended late Wednesday night when the suspect killed himself, the UHP said.
Cpl. Todd Johnson said a SWAT team found Russell Scott Goldberg, 49, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his car about 9:45 p.m., about 3 1/2 hours after the standoff began when Goldberg refused to pull over for a UHP trooper while driving northbound on I-15. Goldberg led troopers on a chase before they stopped him by spiking the tires on his green Saturn Vue. The interstate was closed in both directions during the standoff, troopers said, and traffic was being diverted around the scene.
Troopers said nobody else was in the car with Goldberg, a suspect in the murder of a woman in Redondo Beach, Calif.