Kidnapped Girl, 5, Dies in Car Chase, Shootout

Marcus McGowan allegedly took Cadence Harris, fled cops
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Posted Jul 20, 2014 3:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – A kidnapped 5-year-old girl is dead after a shoot-out between police and her alleged kidnapper in Leavenworth, Kansas. According to KSHB, family members say 30-year-old Marcus McGowan took 5 year-old Cadence Harris from her home. But according to the Kansas City Star, McGowan lived with Harris and her mother at McGowan's grandparents' home. The chase reportedly began in Atchison, Kansas, on Friday night when McGowan took Harris from their home and across state lines. He allegedly drove into a construction zone and started firing at officers around 7:30pm; he was also wounded in the shootout.

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