U.S. police say man wanted for kidnapping, assault killed in ‘botched’ abduction case

A man wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault was killed in a botched abduction attempt, police said Friday.

The man, identified as 19-year-old John L. Waddell, was found shot to death in a home in the 1800 block of West Broad Street about 10:15 p.m.

Wednesday, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A witness told deputies he heard Waddells voice on the police scanner.

He later called 911 and told dispatchers he heard a gunshot.

The 911 call was broadcast on KABC-TV’s “The Early Show” in Los Angeles and aired in New York.

The station identified Waddels killer as John D. “Johnny” Waddalls father.

The victim’s name was not released.

The call came about 20 minutes after Waddolls father, who was out of town at the time, reported seeing a man with a handgun at a gas station in the 2100 block of South Broadway.

The suspect fled the scene.

A search of the home turned up no weapons.

The investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s department said.

Wadsill was arrested Tuesday.

Waddell was a student at USC, where he was a junior.

He was also a graduate of USC’s Law School.

He is the third victim to be linked to the kidnapping of a woman in the same area.

A 19-yr-old man was shot in the leg by a man in the 2400 block of North Second Street in Los Santos last week.

That case was later closed after a warrant was issued for the arrest of the suspect, who had been staying with his parents.

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