A week after authorities discovered a woman bound and beaten in a southwestern Oregon home, the kidnapping suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a CNN affiliate report.
Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died at a hospital after an hour-long standoff with police Tuesday night in Grants Pass, Oregon, CNN affiliate KTVL reported, citing a police spokesman.
The standoff ended after authorities surrounded the house, under which they believed Foster was hiding, and tried to convince the suspect to surrender, KTVL reported.
In a statement Tuesday night, Grants Pass police said Foster was “in custody” after the confrontation, but provided no additional details. The department said it will hold a news conference on Wednesday.
Foster was wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping and assault after officers found a woman bound and beaten unconscious at a Grants Pass home on Jan. 24, police said.
Prosecutors have accused Foster of torturing the woman with the intent to kill her, according to charging documents.
The victim remained hospitalized in critical condition as of Sunday, according to Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman.
Foster knew the victim of his before the attack, Hensman told CNN, and that the two had a “prior relationship.” He did not elaborate but said: “This was not a random attack.”