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A man on a rampage with a submachine gun abducted a woman, killed her and her mother-in-law, then raped another woman, was cornered by police and shot two officers before fatally shooting himself, police said. The gunman, identified as Eugene Frank Thompson Jr., was taken into custody with a head wound around 3 p.m. from a duplex in Littleton, Colo., a suburb south of Denver, where he shot the officers who entered the building on a house-to-house search. The gunman then shot an 18-year-old hostage in the back, and went upstairs and shot himself in the head, police said. A police SWAT team rescued the wounded officers, lobbed flash grenades into the house and found the hostage and Thompson, Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan said. Thompson died later at a hospital.


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