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Hostage Taker Shot and Killed by Police

3/20/2013

A man who shot and killed a woman and then took a three-year-old hostage has himself been killed by a police sniper in Fort Wayne. 

A police spokeswoman tells the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette a protective order had been filed against 45-year-old Kenneth Knight in the past few days.  Police say he dragged 49-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier Hardy off a city bus and shot her on a sidewalk about 25 feet away.  He ran between houses through a neighborhood. 

Hours later, police carried the three-year-old out of a house.  Police Chief Rusty York told the paper Knight was killed by a single shot fired by the sniper.

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