Bradenton Police shoot and kill suspect

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BRADENTON--A suspect is dead after a Bradenton Police officer opens fire following a foot pursuit Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say they were responding to an attempted kidnapping around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Details are scarce at this point, but a foot pursuit ensued with the suspect. After a chase covering about five blocks, the suspect was shot and killed in the 1800 block of Manatee Avenue East in Bradenton.

The officer involved was not injured and the victim of the kidnapping attempt, a female, is safe.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been called in to investigate the shooting. The Bradenton Police officer involved has been placed on routine administrative leave as the investigation continues.