Rape, abduction suspect fatally shot by police

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) – The man suspected of raping and abducting a woman in Kalamazoo has been fatally shot by police, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

The shooting happened Friday just after 5:30 p.m. outside a home in the 100 block of W. Dutton Street near South Burdick Street, police said.

While police didn’t release what led them to the suspect — who they had been looking for since Wednesday when the reported rape and abduction occurred – they did say that when they arrived at the home, they knew he was there.

Officers surrounded the home, and when the suspect walked out with a weapon, which was pointed at the officers, police yelled, “Gun! Gun!” and shots were fired at the suspect, police said.

After the suspect was hit, officers performed CPR on him, but were unable to revive him.

While police did not confirm the name of the suspect, his mother told 24 Hour News 8 his name is Brad Allen Mason. Mason is listed on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry for a 2006 conviction for accosting a child for immoral purposes.

Investigators were looking for the man in connection to the reported rape and abduction that happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

In that case, a 24-year-old woman said she was walking in the area of Fairview Avenue and University Avenue when a man driving a red pickup truck stopped, grabbed her, abducted her and then sexually assaulted her.

The man later released the victim in the area where he found her, police said.

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