Cleveland kidnap, homicide suspect shot lifeless, abductee discovered secure
A Cleveland man accused of kidnapping an Ohio nurse and murdering her mom was killed throughout a shootout at a Louisiana lodge, authorities mentioned.
James Edward Hawley, a 47-year-old felon, was fatally shot late Tuesday by FBI brokers at a lodge in Pineville, Louisiana, the place Thoue Nichole Bronowski, 45, was rescued after investigators tracked the pair there, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
Police mentioned Hawley, aka Ahmad Ben David, kidnapped Bronowski final week from her Cuyahoga Falls dwelling and fatally shot her mom, Norma Matko, 69, at her Barnesville dwelling early on Thanksgiving Day, the newspaper reported.
Authorities suspect Hawley killed Matko after which drove her daughter to Cleveland in her mom’s automobile earlier than abandoning the car. Hawley then took Bronowski to Louisiana in a second automobile, investigators mentioned.
Bronowski, who works as a nurse for Akron Public Faculties and as a scientific coordinator for Akron Kids’s Hospital, was reported lacking on Thanksgiving by her ex-husband, a police report exhibits.
Authorities mentioned there was a previous relationship between Hawley and Bronowski, however they didn’t elaborate, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
“We couldn’t have requested for a greater outcome than her being alive,” Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Jack Davis advised reporters. “She has been via so much … She goes to wish time to heal from this ordeal.”
FBI Assistant Particular Agent in Cost Jeff Fortunato mentioned Hawley had “posted quite a few pictures” of himself with firearms on social media and made statements each to others and on-line that he needed to “kill some cops,” Cleveland.com reported.
Hawley had been sought on a federal warrant together with threatening interstate communications and being a felon in possession of a weapon when he was situated on the Louisiana lodge, Fortunato mentioned.
An FBI agent was additionally wounded within the alternate of gunfire with Hawley and was receiving remedy, Fortunato mentioned Wednesday.
“His ideology was violence,” Fortunato mentioned when requested of Hawley’s obvious motive. “To not be flippant, however that’s the core factor we’re seeing proper now.”
Bronowski, in the meantime, is within the means of being reunited along with her household, police mentioned.
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