Watch Police Fatally Shoot Kidnapping Suspect After He Runs Over Cop

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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North Carolina police fatally shot a man Wednesday suspected of kidnapping two children who then tried to run over a cop with his car.

The incident unfolded around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when authorities received a 9-1-1 call about two children who had been kidnapped, Gastonia Police public information officer Rick Goodale said at a press briefing, according to the New York Post (NYP).

Authorities arrived at the home and found two children inside without injury. Officers then confronted 21-year-old Jason Lipscomb outside of the residence, where “some sort of encounter” occurred, before Lipscomb got into his car and attempted to flee the scene. Officers surrounded the vehicle, prompting Lipscomb to back his car up with police still behind him.

“Stop the car! Get out of the car,” police can be heard shouting. (RELATED: Watch Police Sniper Take Down Armed Man With Kidnapped Baby In One Clean Shot)

Lipscomb then accelerated forward and ran an officer over, prompting authorities to open fire, fatally killing Lipscomb. Lipscomb was pronounced dead on the scene and one officer was “transported to [a] local hospital with serious injuries after being struck by [the] vehicle,” according to police.

The officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave as an investigation into the shooting continues, according to the NYP.