Man Killed After Taking Wife Hostage In Harford County

UPDATED: May 21, 2014 7:19 p.m.

Police Kill Man Holding Wife Hostage

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BEL AIR, Md. (WNEW/AP) — Police shot and killed a man who had been holding his estranged wife hostage inside a vehicle overnight in Harford County. The woman was airlifted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to authorities.

Police say the husband shot his wife before he was killed.

The 37-year-old man had been holding his 28-year-old estranged wife near Cedar Lane Regional Park, police say.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Ed Hopkins said a Bel Air woman called authorities Monday to report her 28-year-old daughter Jamie Nicole Campbell missing, noting that she might be with her estranged husband.

Hopkins says investigators tracked Campbell’s SUV to a dirt road near Bel Air, where she warned arriving deputies that her estranged husband had a gun.

Authorities negotiated through the night with 37-year-old Luis Arturo Hernandez, of Parkville, but Tuesday morning Hopkins said relatives got a call from him to say goodbye.

Spokesman Ed Hopkins said in an email on Wednesday that Hernandez shot Campbell in the stomach.

The standoff ended in gunfire at about 9 a.m. Tuesday when Hopkins said a team moved in and shots were fired.

Campbell is in serious condition at Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The deputies involved are on administrative leave pending a review of the incident.

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