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  • Authorities investigate a crime scene Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Milton, Fla. The search for a Missouri couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended in a shootout in the Florida Panhandle early Friday that left the man dead and the woman wounded, authorities said. Blake Fitzgerald died and Brittany Nicole Harper was taken to a local hospital, according to a statement from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson-Gabriel)

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  • Authorities investigate a crime scene after a shootout in the Florida Panhandle, early Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in Milton, Florida. A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger)

    Authorities: Couple suspected in crime spree found; man dead

    MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida’s Panhandle.