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Montebello police fatally shoot kidnapping suspect after pursuit

March 28, 2011 |  2:38 pm

Montebello police officers shot and killed a kidnapping suspect Monday after the man exited his car with a gun drawn, authorities said

No officers were hurt in the shooting reported shortly before 2 p.m., after a pursuit that ended on Greenwood Avenue near Oakwood Street in Montebello.

A 3-year-old girl in the back seat of the vehicle also appeared to be unhurt. There was no immediate information about what relation, if any, she had to the suspect.

Dramatic video shot by local news stations showed the end of the pursuit, in which the man got out of the car and appeared to confront officers arrayed near several police cars.

It was not clear whether his actions were an instance of "suicide by cop," in which suspects engage police intending to be killed.

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