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2 hostages rescued after kidnapping overnight, suspect shot, killed

2 hostages rescued after kidnapping overnight, suspect shot, killed

2 hostages rescued after kidnapping overnight, suspect shot, killed

 said two females have been rescued and are being treated at local hospitals in Central Florida after they were reportedly kidnapped and held hostage by an armed man late Saturday, who led authorities in pursuit and was ultimately killed in a shoot-out with deputies.

The investigation spanned across Osceola, Indian River, and Brevard counties, according to Facebook Live video posted to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

According to an update Sunday morning from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the incident appeared to begin Saturday when its deputies were called out to Magnolia Court in Okeechobee (it’s Yeehaw Junction, in Osecola county the mailing address is Okeechobee.) for a reported shooting. When deputies arrived to the area, the shooting victim and the suspect were no longer in the area. A BOLO or a “be on the lookout” was issued to surrounding agencies.

Yeehaw Junction, in Osecola county the mailing address is Okeechobee
Yeehaw Junction, in Osecola county the mailing address is Okeechobee

In an online news release, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office around 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and said it was in pursuit of a vehicle that was potentially connected the kidnapping incident out of Osceola County and that there may be a hostage inside who had been shot.

The suspect fired multiple rounds at Indian River County deputies. The suspect’s vehicle crashed in Brevard County near Old Dixie Highway and Foley Lane in Grant.

Then, one of the women was able to run away from the vehicle, authorities said. The suspect then exited the vehicle and held the second woman at gunpoint and proceeded to walk into a wooded area nearby.

Law enforcement said multiple agencies followed the two via the air “until a team of officers were able to intercept them.” At some point there was an “exchange of gunfire” and the suspect was killed and the second woman was rescued.

Authorities said the women were injured, though the extent of their injuries were not immediately clear. All deputies and police officers are safe.

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