Kidnapping Victim Found; Suspect Killed In Shootout With Police


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Police shot and killed a suspected kidnapper during a ransom pick-up Monday morning in Gwinnett County.

Several hours later police found the kidnapping victim on Highway 29 in Gwinnett County.The incident began when Juan David Arce-Flores was abducted July 1 from an apartment at the Magnolia Apartments in the 7100 block of Roswell Rd. in Sandy Springs, according to a news release from the Gwinnett County Police DepartmentThe kidnappers contacted Arce-Flores’ family and demanded a large amound of cash for his safe release, according to Lt. Steve Rose of the Gwinnett County Police Department.The ransom demand included instructions to leave the money at a Waffle House on Pleasant Hill Rd. in Gwinnett.When the suspects showed up at the Waffle House early Monday morning, undercover members of the Gwinnett County SWAT team were hidden at the scene.”When the suspects were confronted by police, one of the suspects made aggressive movements towards his weapon. The SWAT officers opened fire, striking the suspect,” said Corporal Illana Spellman in a news release.One of the suspects was killed. A second man was arrested.

Juan David Arce-Flores

At 9 a.m. Sandy Springs Police were notified by Gwinnett County Police that a man matching the description of Arce-Flores was spotted on Highway 29 in Gwinnett County. The man gave officers a false name, but by 9:35 a.m. officers confirmed that the man was Arce-Flores

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