The Oregon man wanted by police for kidnapping a woman and beating her unconscious and used dating apps to find more victims is dead after an hours-long standoff.
Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, was on the run and wanted by Grants Pass Police.
In a statement posted to Facebook last week, the Grants Pass Police Department said that “on Tuesday at 6:52 PM, Grants Pass Police Officers responded to a residence in the 2100 block of Shane Way regarding an assault. Upon arrival, officers found a female victim who had been bound and severely beaten into unconsciousness. The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.”
“The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived but was positively identified as Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36 years old, of Wolf Creek,” the statement continued. “Foster was last known to be driving a dark blue 2008 Nissan Sentra 4-door with Oregon license 407EDX. Foster is known to be armed and should be considered extremely dangerous. Foster is wanted by the police for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder, and Assault. Anyone seeing Foster or knowing his whereabouts should immediately call 9-1-1 and reference Grants Pass case #23-3570.”
Benjamin Obadiah Foster died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a standoff with police overnight.
CBS News reported:
The man accused of torturing a woman he held captive in southern Oregon last week is dead after an hours-long standoff, CBS Medford, Oregon affiliate KTVL-TV reported late Tuesday night.
The station quoted Grants Pass police spokesperson Jeff Hattersley as saying Benjamin Obadiah Foster died at the hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Grants Pass police had issued an update a bit earlier saying, “After a several hour long standoff, Benjamin Foster is in custody. A press conference will be held tomorrow with additional information.”
They also said the woman he allegedly held captive remained in critical condition.
On Tuesday, police surrounded the home where they believed Foster, 36, was holed up, a law enforcement source told CBS Radio.
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