Man abducts woman; shoots self
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Courage and quick thinking result in the release of an abducted Stafford woman.
Early Saturday morning, at about 7:30 am, a 79 year old woman was searching for cans long the roadside of FM 1092 in Stafford. While she was focused on can retrieval, a man approached her from behind, put a gun in her back and ordered her to get into her car. She did as he demanded, she got behind the wheel; he got into the back seat behind her. He ordered her to drive.
As she drove, she frantically honked at every car and pedestrian she passed. Each time she honked, her armed abductor would smack her in the head. Eventually she ended up on Dulles Avenue. As she traveled down Dulles she saw a crowd at Soliz House of Tacos in the 300 block of Dulles; she pulled in honking and yelling for help, her abductor bolted from the car and ran.
Responding Stafford Police were assisted by Sugar Land Police in their pursuit of the young male abductor. According to authorities, the armed suspect ran from police along the fence line, jumping back and forth over those fences between Dulles and Brand Lane. Once the suspect and his pursuers reached an apartment complex along Dulles the suspect ran up the stairs to the third floor. Still outside along the public walkways of the apartment complex, the 19 year old suspect shot himself as officers converged from the staircases on each side of him.
The suspect is believed to be from the Fort Worth area but possibly has family in far southeast Fort Bend County or northern Brazoria County.
At press time Stafford Police were still working on next of kin notification. The 79 year old woman, while roughed up and sore, is in good shape according to police.
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