Kidnapped Girl Found Alive, Suspect Shot Dead - NBC Bay Area

Kidnapped Girl Found Alive, Suspect Shot Dead

Taylor Vo was last taken by her mother's ex-boyfriend, Tri Le.



    An Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for a missing 11-year-old girl.

    Taylor Vo was allegedly abducted by Tri Le Friday morning at 1:18. After an extensive search both Vo and Le were found at a nearby apartment where Le was holding a knife to the girl's head, according to authorities.

    When Le saw officers arrive, he reportedly began firing at them, authorities said. Officers shot the suspect and the girl was recovered alive, according to authorities but they did not release her condition.

    Vo's uncle, Kevin Nguyen, said earlier in the day that he had hoped its a good sign that the gun the man used to kidnap his 11-year-old niece was loaded with blanks. 

    To him it was a sign that maybe Le was trying to scare the family and get back at his ex-girlfriend and that perhaps his niece would return home unharmed. 

    Nguyen told NBC Bay Area's Bob Redell that Le stormed the house, put a gun to his father's head and demanded to see Nguyen's sister, who is Le's ex-girlfriend. 

    Le allegedly took her daughter instead since she wasn't home.  Police say that at one point, Le fired the gun inside the house. 

    Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department

    But Nguyen, seen to the right holding a picture of his niece, was not able to find any bullet holes in the home. 

    Nguyen says his sister broke up with Le about two months ago but might have gotten into a fight in the hours leading up to the kidnapping.

    He described Le as being a mysterious man. So much so that he didn't even know his last name until police released it Friday morning.

    Le is described as an Asian male, who is is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. Authorities said he was considered armed and dangerous.