Coroner: Gunshot wounds killed man sought in teen abduction
NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a northeastern Pennsylvania man shot and killed by police after they said he fled with a teenage girl in a stolen police vehicle following an assault on officers died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Luzerne County Coroner Frank Hacken said Tuesday the manner of death of 20-year-old Jordan Oliver is pending further investigation.
State police said earlier that local officers responded Sunday to Nanticoke High School after a report that Oliver was holding a 15-year-old girl hostage “with a knife to her throat." After a struggle, police said, Oliver sprayed Mace on the offices and fled in their vehicle with the girl inside.
He and the girl were located later in the Warrior Run area and he was said to be “holding the female victim hostage." Police said “deadly force" was used and the victim freed unharmed.