Eric Ramsey

Before accused rapist, Eric Ramsey, 30, was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy Thursday morning, he updated his Facebook status to say good-bye, reports Central Michigan Life.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, outside of Central Michigan University’s student center, Ramsey forced a student into her car at gunpoint. After forcing the young woman to drive to an unknown residence, he tied her up and raped her. When he was done with his sexual assault, he put her back into the vehicle with two gas cans and told her that he was about to kill her, according to
The victim then jumped from the moving vehicle and ran to a nearby house and banged on the door. The occupants let her in, but as she was dialing 911, Ramsey allegedly sprayed the home with the gasoline and set it on fire. The occupants were able to douse the flame before anyone was injured.

“She’s the hero in all this,” said CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley, who said that he had no doubt that if the victim had not jumped out of the vehicle, she’d be dead. “She’s a strong individual.”