Kidnapping suspect in El Paso County takes own life when cornered by law enforcement

Suspect and suspect vehicle

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Law enforcement cornered a kidnapping suspect in an Aurora home late Friday night.

Once he found himself surrounded, he took his own life.

Authorities say the suspect climbed into the back seat of the victim's vehicle while she put a shopping cart away. When the woman got back inside her vehicle, the suspect held her at gunpoint and told her to drive. He forced her to take them to a remote location, where he sexually assaulted her. Afterward, he made her drive back to the store and park behind the building, where he got out and went back to his own vehicle.

The crime happened in broad daylight Wednesday at the Falcon Walmart on Meridian Market View. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says it's possible he had attempted to abduct a different shopper before changing his target.

Two days later, law enforcement tracked the man down to a home on South Zeno Circle in east Aurora. Aurora police, accompanied by El Paso County deputies, went to the home at 9 Friday night. Authorities have not said if there was any kind of standoff before he killed himself.

The suspect's name has not been released at the time of this writing.