A Marietta (Calif.) Police officer shot a hostage taker who had forced a couple into an apartment at gunpoint, following a stand-off with the two officers who responded to the call.

Three armed robbers had forced the couple into a Marietta apartment. When a Marietta officer arrived, one of the suspects had taken a hostage. The officer gave the suspect lawful commands to drop the weapon and release the hostage. When the man refused, the officer shot him.

Source: Marietta Daily Journal

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