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Colo. Police Rescue 13-year-old, Kill Hostage Taker

February 04, 2014  | 

Photo of suspect from Colorado Department of Corrections
Photo of suspect from Colorado Department of Corrections

A police SWAT team on Tuesday shot and killed a parolee who held a teenager hostage overnight, and officers rescued the 13-year-old boy, reports The Denver Post.

The 18-hour hostage situation began around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Arvada (Colo.) PD Police Chief Don Wick said the hostage was unharmed.

Officers were delivering breakfast to the suspect, who answered the front door of the home in the 6100 block of Gray Street. The man was then shot by SWAT officers who rushed in to get the boy.

The hostage taker was identified by his sister as Don Pooley, 34. He has convictions dating to 1997 for aggravated vehicular theft, possession of marijuana, escape, possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery, vehicular eluding, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and smuggling contraband in prison, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records.

Tags: Arvada (Colo.) PD, Parolees, Hostage Situations, Standoffs


Comments (7)

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TheRookie @ 2/4/2014 4:40 PM

I got to give kudos to L.E.O's. in my ex-L.E. stomping grounds for getting the job(s) done. A few weeks back in Denver some knuckle chuckle head took a women hostage in a 7-11, walked outside, and then tried to go back in. Kaboom, threat stopped. Good job today saving the 13yr. old Brothers/Sisters with Arvada/Westminster/Lakewood/Wheat Ridge/Jeffco/Adams/DOC. A very well job done, and ending. Another one bites the dust. Hoo Ra!!!

Kenton @ 2/4/2014 4:41 PM

Good, hope no rest in peace for you

Chuck @ 2/4/2014 5:43 PM

Another POS off the streets. Good job you guys, im proud of you.

Carlos @ 2/4/2014 7:00 PM

Good job to those involved!!

Bob @ VA @ 2/5/2014 6:13 AM

Well done!

R Mansfield @ 2/5/2014 8:49 AM

I really don't think that anyone is going to miss this loser. Dying is the best thing he could do. Thanks to my fellow Cops for taking out the trash yet again.

S.S. @ 2/11/2014 1:22 PM

Helluva job fellas!!!

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