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Man kills girl's mom, then self

Child found safe after being abducted following shooting

NORCROSS - A man who reportedly killed his ex-girlfriend and kidnapped her 4-year-old daughter shot and killed himself, police said Friday.

Cpl. Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department, said the girl was found safe late Friday after a citizen saw the car the suspect was driving and called 911.

Katherine Soutavila was the subject of a Levi's Call that was canceled after the suspect, her mother's ex-boyfriend, shot himself, Moloney said.

Moloney said the suspect, who had been driving a 1998 red Ford Explorer with the license plate AGF 6296, did not live at the home and was not related to the child or her mother. He was described as an Indian man in his 40s. His name was not released.

Moloney said he was not sure of the spelling of the girl's name and did not know why the man might have taken the child

Police did not release information about the dead woman, who Moloney said was in her 20s.

Moloney said police originally received a medical call to a home at 4055 Settlers Hill Way in Norcross around 7 p.m. When paramedics arrived, they classified the scene as a homicide.

Along the dead-end street where the home is located, a light rain was falling Friday night and cars were parked on both sides of the road. An officer blocked residents from driving down the Settlers Hill Way, and checked the identification of people in the area before letting them through.