FBI Agent Kills Kidnapping Victim in Houston

“The system failed,” said Conroe Police Chief Philip Dupuis. “We do this job to help people and it doesn’t always go our way.”

An FBI agent shot and killed a kidnapping victim during a predawn operation in northeast Houston, hours after the man was bound with duct tape and pulled from his home by gunmen who later demanded ransom, the Houston Chronicle reports. The man — still bound — was hit by gunfire as the FBI burst into the home in suburban Conroe, Tx., where he was being held with at least one woman and some children inside, officials said. “The system failed,” said Conroe Police Chief Philip Dupuis. “We do this job to help people and it doesn’t always go our way.”

Two men and a woman were arrested at two different locations on first-degree felony charges in connection with the case. “We’ve got the bad guys,” said Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon. “Even though it’s good work on behalf of Conroe Police Department, it’s still a tragedy.” The FBI agent who fired the fatal shot is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, said spokeswoman Christina Garza.  The chaos that ended early Thursday started the day before at a home the man shared with his 12-year-old son and brother.

from https://thecrimereport.org