Police: Kidnapping Suspect Murdered Victim’s Boyfriend

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CLEVELAND-- Police described a kidnapping suspect as a "violent individual" who they want to get off the streets right away.

Saturday afternoon at a press conference, Cleveland police said Derrick Hudson served 10 years for manslaughter and got out of prison in December. Police now say the murder victim was the kidnapping victim's boyfriend.

"We know we have a violent individual and we want to get him off the streets before he hurts anyone else," said Commander Wayne Drummond with the Cleveland Police 5th District.

The 35-year-old is accused of kidnapping Kenya Pierce, 35, from Chesterfield Avenue just before 10 a.m. According to police, Hudson and Pierce did have a relationship at one time.

It's believed Hudson went to Pierce's home, shot the couple downstairs who tried to intervene, then kidnapped Pierce.

"We know that the landlords intervened to assist their tenant and in the process, they both were shot," said Commander Drummond.

The original call came in as shots fired and a report of a man seen dragging a woman down the street.

Kenya Pierce
Kenya Pierce

The two people shot-- a woman in the leg and a man in the chest-- were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and are in stable condition. Police have identified the victims as Ethel Munds, 52, and Andre Munds, 55. Cleveland police say the victims are the suspect's aunt and uncle.

There were reports Pierce's 4-year-old son was also taken, but police said that is not true; the child is safe with his father.

Hudson is driving a red Dodge Magnum with license plate FHY4340. Police say the vehicle may have damage on both sides.

Police said do not approach him; he is considered armed and dangerous.

Call 911 or Cleveland police at 216-623-2570.

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