ATLANTA - FOX 5 has learned the man who fatally shot himself after leading Georgia State Patrol on a pursuit was wanted out of Atlanta for the shooting death of Henry Horton, a hairstylist, years ago.
Often murder victims' loved ones go the rest of their lives without any answers, but Horton's family said they've found solace in knowing who police believe killed him, albeit five years after his death.
"We're grateful to know the person responsible has been found, sorry he took his own life," Horton's aunt, Maria Jimerson said. "He didn't get to go to court and let us know the reason for killing him, but we'll take what we can get at this point."
Jimerson said her nephew Henry was more like a son.
"He was very outgoing, the life of the party," she said.
Shavoz Seals (Fulton County Sheriff's Office)
Horton ran a hair salon out of this home on Richland Road in southwest Atlanta. That's where police said he was shot and killed in 2016.
Until this week, his family didn't have a clue as to who would've killed him or why.
They'll never know the reason behind Henry's death, but now they know who police believe did it.
Flashing blue lights lit up Brandon Mill Road in Sandy Springs for hours Tuesday evening.
That's where a Georgia State Patrol pursuit came to end after a Trooper performed a PIT maneuver.
SKYFOX footage of troopers investigating after a car chase in Sandy Springs. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
Authorities confirm the man behind the wheel was 28-year-old Shavoz Seals. Troopers tried to apprehend him for Horton's death, but he shot himself before law enforcement could take him into custody.
"I saw it on the news last night. At the time I didn't know he was responsible for my nephew's death. I didn't know this morning until I got a call from the FBI," Jimerson said.
Seals had previous run-ins with the law for obstruction of justice and trespassing.