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Kidnapping Suspect Killed

The assistant Los Angeles County sheriff says the gunman sought in the kidnappings of two teen-age girls has been shot to death.

The report comes from Assistant Sheriff Larry Waldie. The girls are reported OK. The Kern County sheriff´s department reports the shooting took place in the Walker Basin area of the White Blanket Indian Reservation.

According to police officials speaking at a press conference, the suspect is Roy Ratliff. He was wanted on a $3-million warrant for rape.