The Associated Press
PALATKA, Fla.— Police in Palatka, Florida, say they've shot and killed a man who'd shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend, a 10-year-old boy and a sheriff's deputy during a three-hour hostage drama today.
Police say he'd been angry over a failed relationship with his ex-girlfriend when he abducted her around midnight and held her hostage as he fled in a stolen vehicle.
The deputy was struck in his bulletproof vest and was not seriously hurt. The ex-girlfriend and the boy were both in stable condition at a hospital.
Palatka is about 50 miles south of Jacksonville.