A man accused of kidnapping two women in Osceola County Saturday night is dead after leading multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, on a chase from Osceola, to Indian River, then finally to Brevard County.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a call Saturday night about a possible shooting at Magnolia Court in Okeechobee. Upon arriving, deputies found that a male suspect had fled the scene with two female hostages. The Sheriff’s Office immediately put out a “Be On the Lookout” (BOLO).

Around 8 pm Brevard County Sheriff’s Office was reached out to by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office letting Brevard deputies know that they were in pursuit of a car driven by an armed suspect with two possible hostages from a shooting and kidnapping incident that took place earlier in Osceola County.

The chase ended in Brevard County when the suspect’s ended up in a field near Old Dixie Highway and Foley Lane in Grant-Valkaria.

One of the hostages was able to escape from the vehicle after it crashed. The suspect, along with the other hostage, ran into a wooded area in an attempt to escape.

Deputies said an exchange of gunfire took place between the suspect and members of the Indian River, Brevard County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Sebastian Police Department, which lead to the death of the suspect. The hostage was rescued, and law enforcement officers were not injured, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department.

Both women were transported to a local hospital, where they are being cared for.

The identities of the suspect, victims, and law enforcement personnel involved in the incident have not been released at this time.