Woman shoots, kills suspected kidnapper during NorCal police chase, officials say

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Police: Woman shoots, kills suspected kidnapper that led to chase and crash in Fairfield
Police confirm that a woman shot her suspected kidnapper which sparked a short chase and crash in Fairfield.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. -- A woman shot and killed her suspected kidnapper as he was fleeing officers with her and a baby in the car, police said.

Fairfield police say the woman was in a car when she tried to get the attention of an officer, saying she was being assaulted and kidnapped.

The car drove off, with the officer in pursuit. The driver crashed into several other cars a few blocks away.

Officers then discovered the woman had shot the driver during the incident. He later died of his wounds.

A 10-month-old child was also in the car, but was not hurt.

She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash happened at the intersection of Travis Boulevard near Dover Avenue.