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Kidnapping ends in police shootout in Fla., one person dead

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Handgun, Crime Scene Tape
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(CBS) HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A kidnapping plot involving six people taking two teenage boys in southern Miami-Dade county ended with a shootout that led to one woman's death, CBS Miami reports.

The kidnappers took the two teens, ages 17 and 19, at gunpoint on Wednesday, investigators said. They called the boys' family and demanded $250,000 in ransom.

The family then notified the police, and the investigation led authorities to a mobile home development where undercover detectives stormed into a unit and discovered six people believed to be the kidnappers.

A shootout occurred and a woman armed with a gun was killed. The other five kidnapping suspects were taken into custody.

"When the officers entered the residence there was a confrontation and one subject was killed on the scene," said police spokeswoman Rosanna Cordero-Stutz.

Police found both teens inside the mobile home, with the younger boy being severely beaten. The boys are now back at home with their parents.