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Kidnapping suspect killed by police in Houston, Texas, HPD says

Houston police mentioned the person kidnapped his ex-girlfriend’s co-worker in an try to speak to her. When she arrange an change, police have been there.

HOUSTON — A person accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and her coworker was shot and killed by police Tuesday afternoon, according to the Houston Police Department.

Both ladies are luckily protected and have been unhurt, authorities mentioned.

The kidnapping incident began Monday after the suspect held his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint, police mentioned. He managed to get away after that.

A day later, he reportedly went to her job on Benmar Drive near City View Place and kidnapper her coworker, HPD mentioned.

“He needed to speak to his ex-girlfriend and mentioned, ‘I’ve your co-worker,’ in essence, as a hostage, and the feminine complainant, the ex-girlfriend, made a plan to satisfy and change herself in order that her co-worker may go free,” HPD Executive Chief Matt Slinkard mentioned.

The change was made earlier Tuesday, and when the suspect took off along with his ex-girlfriend, she made the courageous determination to ask him to cease and use the restroom at a gasoline station on Highway 59 in Splendora, hoping the police would have time to meet up with them.

It labored. Police mentioned they situated the suspect’s car and have been in a position to encompass his automotive earlier than he may drive out of the gasoline station’s car parking zone.

HPD mentioned he ignored verbal instructions and reached inside his automotive. That’s when 4 officers shot at him, authorities mentioned.

The suspect was pronounced lifeless on the scene. Investigators mentioned a gun was discovered close to his physique.

The 4 officers who opened fireplace will likely be positioned on administrative depart pending the investigation, which is normal process inside HPD. Body digital camera footage of this capturing will likely be launched inside 30 days, which can also be normal HPD coverage.

Reporter Grace White is following this story and can have a dwell replace on KHOU 11 News at 10 p.m.

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