PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The kidnapping of a 17-year-old boy from Philadelphia ends in North Jersey with a suspect shot dead. FBI agents from Philadelphia and Newark, New Jersey, converged on an apartment complex in Leonia, Bergen County, this morning.
A confrontation ensued when the FBI cornered the alleged kidnapper. Shots were fired and the kidnapping suspect was killed.READ MORE: New Jersey Native Carli Lloyd Makes USWNT Olympic History, Wins Bronze Medal At 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The 17-year-old victim was evaluated at the hospital and released.
Witnesses tell CBS New York, they saw FBI agents surrounding an apartment building and then calling out with a loudspeaker, demanding the suspect, or suspects, come out. That’s when they heard the gunfire.READ MORE: 4 People Shot In Drive-By Shooting During Sidewalk Sale In Franklinville, Philadelphia Police Say
“I heard the shooting sound, and it was horrible. It woke us up,” one woman said. “I don’t know what’s happening. I saw some FBI guy who was shooting, and they were lying on the ground.”
“I heard several gunshots. The FBI was very patient, I heard them say their door number several times, and they waited – in English and in Spanish – and no answer,” another woman said. “But I heard gunshots back and forth. So I don’t know where the gunshots came from, but it was definitely from the person inside.”MORE NEWS: Reports: Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers Agree To 2 Year, $20M Deal
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