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Video: South Florida Officer Foils Kidnapping by Killing Shotgun-Wielding Suspect

April 21, 2016  | 

VIDEO: South Florida Officer Foils Kidnapping by Killing Shotgun-Wielding Suspect

According to Miami-Dade Police, a kidnapping suspect was shot and killed by a 23-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department Wednesday evening after he leveled a shotgun at the officer.

Police told WSVN TV the investigation began at around 6:20 p.m., Wednesday, when officials received a 911 call from the woman trapped inside a vehicle trunk, who said she was being kidnapped. Police were able to track that vehicle down to a wooded area near Florida City.

Upon arrival, police found the vehicle but not the driver. Shortly after, a Miami-Dade K-9 officer was confronted by the subject, who was holding a shotgun. That's when police said the officer was forced to fire.

"The victim was located shortly thereafter, thankfully safe and is now speaking to the police," said Miami-Dade Police Detective Jennifer Capote. "Obviously, [she's] shaken up. This could've ended very badly for her after she was kidnapped. Who knows what the end result of this would've been for her?"


Comments (3)

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kevCopAz @ 4/21/2016 5:35 PM

another win for the good guys!

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/21/2016 5:43 PM

Glad the bad guy was taken out and the victim survived.

John retired IA PD @ 4/22/2016 3:25 PM

Thanks officer for saving the life of the victim and yours as well.

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