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'Well folks, I'm about to get shot,' says suspect in Facebook goodbye

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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'Well folks, I'm about to get shot,' says suspect in Facebook goodbye

By Brittany Brady, CNN
updated 12:10 PM EST, Sun January 20, 2013
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Student jumps out of car after abduction

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "It's been real, bro, wish I could have hung with you once last time," Eric Ramsey allegedly writes
  • Ramsey led police on a chase after abducting and assaulting a university student, officials say
  • Suspect was shot dead

(CNN) -- A man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a Central Michigan University student posted a final goodbye a few hours later on his Facebook page shortly before an officer fatally shot him, authorities said Friday.

"Well folks, I'm about to get shot. Peace," was 30-year-old Eric Ramsey's last post to his Facebook wall around 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski told CNN in a telephone interview.

Ramsey had abducted the student from CMU's campus about 2.5 hours northwest of Detroit on Wednesday evening, then drove her to a home where he bound and sexually assaulted her, the sheriff's department said in a news release.

After the attack, Ramsey put the woman back in the car, grabbed two cans of gasoline and began driving again, it said. When he told the woman he was going to kill her, she jumped from the car and ran to a nearby residence, where she knocked on the door and yelled for help, the release said.

A 14-year-old boy let her in and, after hearing her story, locked the woman, his younger sister and himself in the bathroom, Mioduszewski said.

As the woman was calling police, Ramsey poured gasoline on the house and set it afire before fleeing, the sheriff said.

Shortly thereafter, the children's father returned home and doused the fire, which caused no serious damage, Mioduszewski said.

Police soon caught up with Ramsey, who led them on a chase through two counties, during which he rammed a state police trooper's car, stole a sanitation truck and rammed two more vehicles, police said.

"It's been real, bro, wish I could have hung with you once last time. Love you, brother," Ramsey allegedly posted to a friend's Facebook page around 1 a.m. Thursday, as the chase was continuing.

A couple of hours later, after hitting a deputy's car head-on, Ramsey posted his final words, the sheriff said. Soon after, he was fatally shot by a deputy.

"We owe it to the public to find out what was the cause of this," Mioduszewski said Friday. Police are meeting with friends and family to determine what was going on in Ramsey's life, he said.

by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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Kylie819
by Bronze Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM
Wow. I'm glad no one else was killed.
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tifbrown
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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Even in such a desperate situation people find it necessary to update Facebook. How the world has changed.
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM


Quoting tifbrown:

Even in such a desperate situation people find it necessary to update Facebook. How the world has changed.

I was thinking the same thing


maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

DITTO...............................................

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting tifbrown:

Even in such a desperate situation people find it necessary to update Facebook. How the world has changed.

I was thinking the same thing


lokilover
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:25 AM

That boy was extremely brave, and his parents should be proud of him. 

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Too crazy for words.

cjsix
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:39 AM

 how sad...for the college student,the kids who were home...bless them for helping...and for this man's family and friends as they try to understand the what and why.

Arroree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:11 AM


I couldn't agree more.

Quoting lokilover:

That boy was extremely brave, and his parents should be proud of him. 



baquick
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:14 AM
Holy cow. What a crazy story! It was nice of him to update FB though...... Wtf. Smh.

And that boy and his family are wonderful people.
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taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I read about this a couple hours ago, though the article I read focused more on what the 14 y.o. did.  He is certainly a hero.  As for Ramsey, good riddance.

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