“Man Dead, Wife Arrested: Escape from Abduction and Kidnapping Warrant Ends in Tragedy”

By | August 11, 2023



A man was killed, his wife arrested, and a deputy injured after the couple fled to Michigan with their two children to escape an abduction and parental kidnapping warrant. The man opened fire on U.S. Marshals when they tried to serve the warrant, leading to a standoff that ended with the man’s death and the children being placed in protective custody. The incident took place in Goetzville, Michigan, with assistance from local law enforcement and the FBI. dulavi reported

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. — A man has been killed, his wife has been apprehended, and a deputy has been injured after the couple fled to Michigan with their two children to evade an abduction and parental kidnapping warrant from Christian County, Missouri.

The woman was taken into custody early on Wednesday in Goetzville, Michigan, where she and her husband were residing with their two children.

The man, known as Giovanni McNab, was present at a residence in Goetzville when the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group attempted to serve a warrant for the abduction of the two children.

McNab opened fire, injuring one of the deputies, according to officials. The injured deputy was transported to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition.

This marked the beginning of a lengthy standoff between McNab and the U.S. Marshals. McNab barricaded himself inside the house with the two children and refused to surrender.

Later that night, the Marshals entered the house to discover McNab deceased and the two children unharmed. The children were placed under protective custody.

The U.S. Marshals received assistance from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, and the FBI’s Detroit Field Office during the operation.