UPDATE: Authorities in Kentucky say the bullet that killed a Mansfield mother during a shoot-out with police came from the gun of the man who kidnapped her from an Ohio college campus earlier this week, WJW reports.
CRESTWOOD, Ky. (WJW) -- Kentucky State Police confirmed on Tuesday that Mansfield abduction victim Skylar Williams and suspect Ty'rell Pounds died following a shooting in Kentucky on Monday.
Kentucky State Police released the following information Tuesday:
"Troopers observed a vehicle traveling southbound in Henry County that closely matched the description provided. A traffic stop was initiated near the 34 mile-marker southbound by a responding trooper when the vehicle failed to yield, continuing southbound without stopping. The pursuit continued into neighboring Oldham County with the operator of the vehicle continuing to evade and failing to stop. ....
"The suspect exited the interstate at the Pee Wee Valley ramp where he then crossed Highway 329 attempting to reenter the interstate. Due to public safety concerns, the primary KSP pursuit unit performed a legal intervention stop to prevent the suspect’s vehicle from re-entering the highway. After the vehicle came to rest on the ramp, the trooper attempted to apprehend the suspect.
"While attempting to apprehend the suspect the trooper heard a gunshot coming from within the vehicle which he perceived as an immediate deadly threat to himself and the female passenger. The trooper drew his service weapon and fired at which time the suspect was struck resulting in his death at the scene. During this event, the female passenger was struck by at least one round of gunfire. The female was transported by Oldham County EMS to the University of Louisville Hospital where she was pronounced deceased by the Jefferson County Coroner.
"The male suspect was identified as Ty’rell Pounds (24) of Mansfield, OH. The female victim was identified as Skylar Williams (20) also of Mansfield, OH.
"In cooperation with Ohio authorities, it has been confirmed that Ty’rell Pounds was the suspect in the Mansfield Ohio abduction of Skylar Williams."
On Monday, authorities said Williams was abducted at gunpoint from a parking lot at The Ohio State University campus in Mansfield.
Authorities said she was taken by Pounds, who is the father of her child.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the child was safe with family when the abduction happened.