- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a woman shot and killed a man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted her near Birmingham.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found a 26-year-old woman in an apartment parking lot in Forestdale Tuesday night.

They also found a man dead from a gunshot wound inside an apartment. The coroner’s office identified him Wednesday as 25-year-old Jeremy Arnold Ford of Birmingham.

Officials say the woman identified the man as being the person who abducted her in Adamsville earlier in the day. They say an initial investigation shows the man took her to the apartment and sexually assault her.

Authorities say the woman was able to get hold of a gun and shoot the man at some point.

There’s no word of any charges.

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