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article image5-year-old girl dies in gun battle between police and kidnapper

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 21, 2014 in Crime
Leavenworth - Cadence Harris went missing Friday and police went looking for her. Police caught up with the alleged kidnapper after a car chase. Authorities had run him off the road in a high-speed chase when he opened fire on them.
Marcus McGowan is the alleged kidnapper of Harris and reportedly got shot in the engagement as well. He is now in serious but stable condition. According to reports from KCTV 5 McGowan was previously convicted for domestic battery and deals with mental health issues. He had also allegedly dated Cadence's mother in the past. According to the same report no one expected this from the man.
Alabama recently had a similar case where a child died in a firefight between police and a suspect wielding an AK-47. Reporters from major sites such as CNN are questioning police reports involving the death of children or teens.
Reportedly the community is in shock after the event. Many of those in the community knew both members of the family and did not expect this to happen. Some even believed that McGowan was a normal father figure for Cadence.
Cadence was allegedly taken last Friday and the shootout happened in the same day. What everyone involved in the case wants to know is whether the alleged kidnapper or police shot Cadence. The Coroner's Office is performing an autopsy to find out who is responsible.
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