Eric L. Ramsey posted, “Well folkes [sic] im about to get shot. Peace” on his Facebook wall, shortly before being fatally shot.
The police were searching for Ramsey after he allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman at Central Michigan University, set a house ablaze, stole a sanitation truck, and rammed into the cars of two Michigan State troopers.
The victim of the alleged rape had managed to escape and had alerted the police.
The Isabella County Sheriff, Leo Mioduszewki, said in a press release (PDF): “A short while later, a Crawford County Deputy located the sanitation truck, and the suspect ended up hitting the deputy’s car head on. The deputy then got out of the patrol car, ran up to the cab of the pickup, and fired shots, fatally wounding the suspect.”
It’s not clear what time Ramsey was shot or how he had time to make the Facebook post.