An FBI agent was shot and wounded while trying to rescue a 9-year-old girl from a kidnapper in a Louisiana hotel Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
The agent was struck in the leg and will survive. The 24-year-old kidnapping suspect, however, died after a member of the FBI task force shot him.
An investigation into the kidnapping of the Texas girl led authorities to a Days Inn near Shrevoport, La.
“They encountered the suspect and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, an FBI agent was shot,” a brief FBI statement said.
The suspect was identified as Jessie Williams.