By CBSBoston.com Staff

SEEKONK (CBS) – The Bristol District Attorney’s office said a rifle-wielding break-in suspect is dead after a crash and exchange of gunfire with Seekonk Police early Sunday morning.

The chaotic scene began around 6:40 a.m. when Seekonk Police received a notification from an alarm company about a break-in at a business on Route 6.

Officers arrived about five minutes later and found the business had been broken into by a suspect who was seen leaving the area on foot.

Police found the suspect in a nearby parking lot, but they sped off in a black Honda.

Moments later, the suspect lost control, hit a curb and rolled their car over. The vehicle came to a stop on its passenger side in a grassy area.

Police investigate an incident on Route 6 in Seekonk. (WBZ-TV)

Two Seekonk officers arrived soon after. According to the district attorney, the suspect started shooting at them with an “AK-47 model rifle.”

Police returned fire and took up a defensive position until the SWAT team arrived.

Crews cut the roof of the suspect’s car open and found they were dead inside.

The suspect’s identification has not yet been released.

CBSBoston.com Staff