A Florida man has been arrested after kidnapping and raping a DoorDash driver, and then opening fire on her family when they attempted to rescue her, Law And Crime reported.
On April 18th, at around 11 P.M., Joseph Killins held the victim at gunpoint and made her drive to his apartment, where he forced himself onto her. While she was there, the victim’s family checked her cellphone location and rushed to find her.
“The victim’s family, who had been tracking her phone, arrived and rescued her from the car,” a member of the Tampa Bay Police Department explained. “Killins responded by firing multiple times.”
The next day, Killins attacked a woman in the same apartment complex. He punched her multiple times in the face, threw her into the ground, and then took off with her backpack.
On April 21st, investigators were able to locate Killins at the Tampa Inn, where he was immediately arrested. For the first case, Killins has been charged with armed kidnapping, robbery with a firearm, armed sexual battery, and aggravated battery with a weapon. In the second case, the suspect has been charged with robbery and assault. He is now being held at the Orient Road Jail.
“This criminal is now off the streets thanks to the tireless efforts of every Tampa Police Department employee and the assistance provided by members of our community,” Interim Chief Lee Bercaw said in a statement. “My thoughts remain with the victims. I hope this arrest brings them a sense of comfort knowing that he will now face justice for the crimes he chose to commit.”