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ATCHISON, Kan. -- As the family of 5-year-old Cady Harris mourns and prepares her funeral, a community waits to hear what charges will be brought against the man accused of abducting his estranged girlfriend's daughter and killing her.

As of late Monday afternoon, charges had not yet been filed against the man who allegedly fled from police and then engaged them in a shoot-out, and who is considered the one who killed Cady. However, officials planned a news conference Monday evening with new information about the case.

FOX 4 did obtain the audio from Platte County Sheriff's Department dispatch tapes through the website Broadcastify. The chase wound around from Atchison, Kan. through Platte County, after a report came in about the suspect of an aggravated assault driving the SUV. Officers were told the suspect had left in the SUV with Cady inside.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Friday authorities began pursuing the vehicle driven by the 30-year-old suspect.

You can hear the deputies report the following:

"He just passed two vehicles on the right. We are now in pursuit."

"He's going about 80 miles an hour, going up the hill the wrong way."

And then:

"I believe he may be shooting back at me. I keep on hearing a pop sound."

When the suspect's SUV went into Leavenworth, law enforcement there joined the pursuit on Amelia Earhart Drive.

"He's going through the construction area. he just ran through a barricade," the voice says on the dispatch tape.

When the suspect's SUV became disabled in the construction area, authorities say he got out of the vehicle and began firing at them.

"1-2-3, shots fired. Subject's down. He fired on officers."

You can then hear the dispatcher asking about the officers.

"Yeah. We're all ok here. He came out shooting," one said. "Party's 10-15, and the juvenile's been shot."

The deputy reports that the child does seem to have a pulse.

But on Monday, Christy Harris, Cady's mother, was making decisions about laying her daughter to rest. Cady's aunt, Alice Jones, told FOX 4 that Cady would likely be cremated and the family was trying to arrange a funeral for Friday at Faith Evangelistic Church, 120 N Broadway St., in Leavenworth. No time has been determined.

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