Kidnapped Woman Shot to Death in Front of Deputies
Ilbeth Lopez was a 26-year-old mother in Travis County, Texas.
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.
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.
The suspect, who has not been named, remains hospitalized in critical condition, Kristen Dark, the sheriff’s senior public information officer, told InsideEdition.com 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.
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