Suspect Shot By Police After Killing Woman, Kidnapping Infant, Ambushing Police

A man was fatally shot after killing a woman, kidnapping a child, and ambushing police on Thursday.

At approximately 1:40 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, police were called to a scene in the 4100 block of Carlyle Drive after gunshots were heard inside the home.

When police arrived at the home they found 23-year-old Brittany White suffering from gunshot wounds. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Also upon arrival, police found a 3-month-old infant girl who was the daughter of White. A second child was on the scene at the time, and was unharmed in the incident.

The infant was taken from the scene by 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett, the child’s father and suspect in the killing of White. Police searched for the child and father for several hours, releasing information that Bennett was possibly driving a white Ford Expedition with New York license plate number HUP3071.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., police found the infant child safe and unharmed, but the suspect was still missing.

Bennett, however, found police before they found him and at around 11:00 p.m. he began to open fire upon police headquarters. During the shooting, one officer was injured in the leg and taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was shot by police during the ambush and received critical injuries. Bennett was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

As a result of the incident, multiple investigations have begun to determine whether the officer/s who shot the suspect acted in conjunction with all policy procedures. CMPD investigations as well as CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau will both conduct investigations as per procedure.

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