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Suspect fatally shot by police after abduction of CMU student

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(01/17/13) - A man believed to be connected to a kidnapping case at Central Michigan University is dead.

A female student, who was kidnapped at gunpoint Wednesday night, managed to escape.

Police are calling this one of the most bizarre cases they have ever seen.

That female, a senior from Grand Rapids, has a broken arm, but is in good condition. She was kidnapped outside of the Student Activity Center at about 9:30 Wednesday night.

Isabella County central dispatch received a call from her shortly after 10 Wednesday night, saying she had been kidnapped.

When she was walking to her car, 30-year-old Eric Ramsey held a gun to her, got into the student's car and told her to drive south.

Ramsey, who is from Mt. Pleasant, drove her car to a home on South Crawford Road, where she was bound and sexually assaulted. Shortly after, he put her back in the car, got two gas cans, and started driving.

While he was driving, Ramsey told the student he was going to kill her. That's when she jumped out of the car and ran to a home on South Mission Road, where three kids, all under 15 years old, let her in. They hid as police say Ramsey beat on the door, then tried to burn the house down. Luckily, the homeowner came home and was able to put the fire out.

Investigators say Ramsey then drove 100 miles north, where he stole a sanitation truck, rammed state police cars and was eventually shot and killed by a Crawford County Deputy. Michigan State Police is handling the shooting death.

"While heading Southbound on Old 27, a Crawford County sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle, turned around and the sanitation truck tried to ram, head-on, the Crawford County deputy. In fact he did make contact with the deputy's car," said Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski. "At that point, the Crawford County deputy got out of the car, and started firing at the driver - the lone individual in the car. He was fatally wounded."

Authorities said, Friday, that Ramsey used a BB gun during the abduction. It was found with his body after he was shot.

Police say there is no way the victim would have known it wasn't a real weapon.

Before all this unfolded, Ramsey, who has an extensive criminal history, posted a chilling message on Facebook. He wrote, "Well folkes im about to get shot. Peace".

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