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Police shoot suspect in Denver hostage situation

Published time: January 13, 2014 16:28
Edited time: January 13, 2014 18:47
Photo from user @DenverPolice

Photo from user @DenverPolice

A hostage situation was resolved in Denver, Colorado on Monday morning after police there responded to calls that a gunman had barricaded himself and at least one other inside a 7-11 convenience store.

Reports began to trickle in shortly after 9 a.m. local time on Monday morning suggesting that an unidentified gunman had taken a woman hostage at the store and was threatening to shoot her.

Thirty minute later, the Denver Police Department described the ordeal as a “possible hostage situation” and had deployed negotiators to the scene. Eyewitnesses reported a loud “blast” shortly after, and within minutes the police tweeted that the suspect had been taken into custody.

The unnamed suspect was shot, the police confirmed, and is in critical condition. Authorities told Denver’s 7News that he attempted to use the female hostage as a human shield, but she was not hurt.

A neighboring McDonald’s fast-food restaurant was evacuated as a precaution, local network 9-News reported, and a local ABC affiliate said that four area schools were placed on modified lockdown.

Comments (2)


Diez Sanchez 14.01.2014 13:39

Sad is that that sentiment towards cops is so bad in the USA, that when u read a story like this, its no surprise that the killing is not done by d blundering crook, but by the one in charge of preventing homicides aka d cops! Use the got a gun, you carry a camera policy to assess what went wrong in situations like this! I'm pretty sure the data will prove, its not a good idea to give a gun to a guy with a high school diploma who completed a cop academy or a little 2 yr degree! But i could be can do better than this, geez!


Charles 13.01.2014 16:39

Here we go again ... Fitting it's a 7-11 . Fuel up Dude !

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