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Hostage Situations

Video: CA Deputies Shoot Armed Man Using Girlfriend as Human Shield

“He was defiant and told negotiators he was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a 9mm handgun and that he was going to shoot a deputy and his girlfriend in three minutes,” explains Lt. Rod Grassman.

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BWC Video Shows CA SWAT Hostage Rescue

The Sacramento Police Department released body-worn camera (BWC) video of SWAT officers rescuing a woman and children being held hostage by a man armed with a sword inside a home.

San Diego Officers Rescue Woman Held Hostage in Her Home

“... an officer, who had climbed onto on a nearby rooftop, used a rifle to fire multiple rounds at the suspect through a window,” police added.

PA Fatal Shooting of Man in River Justified, DA Says

"The police had to make a decision to attempt to save life and they made a reasonable decision at that moment."

Austin SWAT Kills Suspect Holding Woman and Child as Hostages

At one point, Chief Brian Manley said a door was open, revealing the child hostage motioning to officers to come inside, telling them there was no one inside the home with him. However, officers saw the suspect shut the door. This was now believed to be an attempt to lure officers inside, according to Manley.

Phoenix PD Releases Video of Fatal OIS of Gunman Holding Baby

"An officer armed with his city-issued rifle shot at the suspect when he saw the suspect point the gun at the baby and others," Phoenix PD said.

LAPD Officers Cleared in Tragic Death of Store Employee During Gunfight with Suspect

The prosecution’s assessment of the police shooting of Melyda Corado, however, is dated Nov. 30, about a week prior to new District Attorney George Gascon being sworn into office. It was not immediately clear if Gascon — who has vowed to take a harder stance on law enforcement shootings — plans to review the case.

Detroit Police Sniper Kills Barricaded Hostage Taker

A sniper on the Detroit Police Department Special Response Team fired a single shot as the gunman became increasingly violent and posed a serious threat to the hostage’s life, Chief James Craig said.

Utah Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Took Woman and Boy Hostage

Officers with the Toole City (UT) Police Department fatally shot an armed man who had taken a woman and a boy hostage early Sunday following an hours-long standoff.

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3 Texas Officers Shot While Responding to Domestic Call

Three police officers with the Cedar Park (TX) Police Department were shot while responding to a call at a home over the weekend.

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