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Kidnapped Woman Shot to Death in Front of Deputies

Relatives have identified the slain kidnapping victim as Ibeth Lopez. (GoFundMe) Relatives have identified the slain kidnapping victim as Ibeth Lopez. (GoFundMe)

A 26-year-old Texas mother was shot to death in front of sheriff’s deputies by a man who kidnapped her from a hair salon, according to authorities.

Ilbeth Lopez was abducted Wednesday from a Sport Clips shop where she worked, the Travis County Sheriff’s Department reported.

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A man she knew entered her workplace and demanded she leave with him, the San Antonio Express reported. She refused several times but eventually went with him after he pointed a gun at her, the paper said.

They drove away in his vehicle, but came to a stop when traffic was snarled by hundreds of students demonstrating against President Trump’s immigration ban, authorities said.

The driver turned around and parked behind a church. Deputies responding to the school protest went to investigate after seeing the pair standing in a field, authorities said.

As they approached, the man shot Lopez dead and then turned the gun on himself, firing a round into his head, according to a sheriff’s department spokeswoman.

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The suspect, who has not been named, remains hospitalized in critical condition, Kristen Dark, the sheriff’s senior public information officer, told Thursday.

A GoFundMe page has been established by her family in memory of "our dear sister, daughter, mother and friend, Ibeth."

The funds will go to a memorial service and the woman's daughter, whose age was not given.

Watch: Duo Arrested After They Livestream Alleged Kidnapping on Facebook 

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