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Video: Texas Officers Shoot, Kill Hostage Taker

February 04, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Texas Officers Shoot, Kill Hostage Taker

Police shot and killed a suspected armed robber as he left an Irving, TX, cash advance store with a hostage Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Police said they were called to the Cash Store on Esters Boulevard and State Highway 183 at about 1:15 p.m.

When officers arrived, they said a man exited the store with a female employee he was holding hostage.

Two officers opened fire on the man, killing him. The woman was not injured, police told NBC DFW.

"We obviously couldn't permit the suspect to leave with her. Her life was in grave danger. In fact she expressed that toward us, that she felt her life was in danger," said Officer James McLellan, with the Irving Police Department. "She was grateful we were able to intervene. So that's a good ending as far as that goes. There's no harm to her. Our officers did actually an excellent job in preventing any more loss of life."


Comments (6)

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Corbin Alexander @ 2/4/2016 4:29 PM

Job well done guys..

scott ashmore @ 2/4/2016 5:24 PM

Love the bystanders comments. Good shooting guys....

Rene @ 2/4/2016 6:52 PM

Excellent shot. Any idea if the rifle officer had an optic or iron sights?

Tom ret @ 2/4/2016 10:21 PM

Good shooting Tex.

Ordinary Joe @ 2/5/2016 6:34 AM

Bravo!

ssc1911 @ 2/5/2016 4:45 PM

Great job by Irving, Texas police officers in saving the hostage's life. Great shot and decision, and that the officers weren't injured. A lawful shoot.
Stay safe and God Bless.

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