Police: Miami officer shoots man who kidnapped woman

Miami police say an officer fatally shot a shotgun-wielding man who had kidnapped a woman and forced her into the trunk of a vehicle.

Det. Jennifer Capote of the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement that officers were dispatched Wednesday evening to a report of a woman who had been kidnapped by an estranged domestic partner.

Capote says the man had forced the woman into the trunk of his vehicle, but she was able to call 911.

The officers found the vehicle in a wooded area. The statement says a K-9 officer was searching the area when he was confronted by the suspect, who pointed a shotgun toward him.

The officer shot the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was found safe soon after.