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Okla. Cop Kills Hostage-Taker, Saves Toddler

June 18, 2013  | 

A man was shot and killed by a Midwest City (Okla.) Police officer Monday afternoon after holding a toddler hostage for more than half an hour inside a grocery store, authorities said.

About 3:10 p.m., a man walked into the dairy section of the Walmart Market, grabbed a 2-year-old girl and held her at knife point.

The store was evacuated, and officers attempted to get the child from the man, who made unintelligible demands before he held the knife to her throat and began a countdown, at the end of which he pledged to kill the girl. The officer fired one shot, which struck and killed the man. The girl was not hurt.

Read the full NewsOK.com story.

Tags: Hostage Situations, Deadly Force, Midwest City (Okla.) PD


Comments (9)

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DB in AZ @ 6/18/2013 7:34 PM

Excellent....sounds like DirtyHarry is back and on top of things...finally, GoodNews!

gp cobb @ 6/18/2013 8:19 PM

INdeed DB, one shot, one kill.

rob @ 6/19/2013 12:10 AM

Well done.

tsgt @ 6/19/2013 2:50 AM

Well done. No choice once they start a countdown, glad you had the skills and the confidence to make that shot. I hope that should anyone I know be in a similar situation, the officer who responds is as good as you.

Take care..

TERRY F. ZECH (RET) VAPD @ 6/19/2013 4:07 AM

another drugged out idiot bites the dust. thank goodness the officer had the common sense to probably shoot this guy in the head. I am glad this little girl got to go home to her parents. I am sure she was severely traumatized. Keep safe and keep training.

maddog 81q mm @ 6/19/2013 5:45 AM

I hope the coward POS rots in hell !! Good shot officer , thanks for doing the what had to be done
, on this turd !! LEOs stay safe !!!

Jim Van Gorder @ 6/19/2013 8:38 AM

Great Job! Good Shot. I wonder if there will be news laws on "knife control" for the mentally deranged started by the Feds. "Why was a man like this able to obtain suck a deadly weapon?"

Jim Van Gorder @ 6/19/2013 8:40 AM

Sorry folks, that should have read, "such a deadly weapon" My apologies.

Spurwing Plover @ 7/11/2013 8:53 AM

One less of these predators to harm the innocent otherwise the public would be having to take care of him for the rest of his life the mney is better spent on other things like pay cecks for their emploies

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