SAN DIEGO — A close family friend suspected of abducting a 16-year old girl after killing her mother and younger brother fired at least one shot at FBI rescuers before agents killed him deep in the Idaho wilderness, authorities said Monday.
Hannah Anderson didn't know her mother and brother were dead until she was rescued, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said Monday.
"It was clear from the information that we received that she was under extreme duress," Gore told KSWB-TV, the Fox affiliate in San Diego. "She was taken out of the county, out of the state, clearly against her will."
James Lee DiMaggio, 40, fired at least one shot from "a shoulder weapon" Saturday during the rescue, Gore said. "The first rule is to try to rescue the hostage here and hopefully take the subject alive. That did not happen in this case."
Hannah's father, Brett Anderson, reunited with his daughter Sunday at an undisclosed hospital in Boise, where she was flown hours after her rescue from a camp near an alpine lake. Hannah also rejoined her gray cat, which she had with her in the wilderness.