Authorities say kidnapping victim killed suspect

JONESBORO -- Clayton County sheriff's investigators are looking into the shooting death within the last hour of a suspected kidnapper and rapist.

Sheriff's Capt. Brian Crisp said the man, who has not been identified, is suspected of picking up a runaway in Atlanta and bringing her back to his home. Crisp said the man raped and beat the girl and prevented her from leaving.

Crisp said the girl grabbed the man's gun and shot him in the chest and abdomen. He said the girl fled the scene in a taxi and called police. The man died at the scene.

Crisp said more details should be available later this afternoon.

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