BATON ROUGE, La. – Police say a handcuffed man shot and killed himself at a Baton Rouge hospital after carjacking an acquaintance in New Orleans and kidnapping a second woman at gunpoint.
A New Orleans Police Department statement says 29-year-old Garry Saxton stole a car from a woman who picked him up to drive him to an airport late Friday night. The woman said Saxton fled in her car after she escaped.
Saxton also is suspected of kidnapping a second woman in New Orleans before driving to Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola said Saxton arrived at a hospital with a pregnant woman who accused him of kidnapping her. Coppola said Saxton, whose hands were cuffed behind him, fatally shot himself early Saturday with a gun that he apparently hid in a seat before hospital security detained him.