Escaped Mississippi inmate killed by family he took hostage

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Rafael-McCloud Source: Warren County Sheriff

VICKSBURG, Miss. — An escaped murder suspect has been shot and killed by a family he took hostage.

Rafael McCloud escaped from jail in Warren County, Mississippi last week where he was being held on charges of rape and capital murder.

Thursday morning, he approached a man who was starting his car and forced his way into the man’s home.

McCloud tied up the man and his wife and then stabbed the man according to WLBT-TV.

At some point, the man reportedly got free, got his gun and shot McCloud to death.

The man was taken to the hospital, his wife and two children were not injured.

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