A robbery suspect who took a hostage was shot dead in an officer-involved shooting in Irving on Friday afternoon.
Two uniformed Irving police officers responded to a robbery in progress call before 2 p.m. Friday at the Cash Store near Esters Road and 183 in the 4100 block of W. Airport Freeway.
In a story from Fox 4 News:
The suspect rounded the corner and put the hostage into a car. At that moment, realizing the hostage’s life was in danger, the officers opened fire – striking and killing the suspect,” said Irving police spokesman James McClellan.
The hostage was not harmed during the incident. She and other store employees are being interviewed by police.
A video of the incident was recorded by a person at the store next door and shows police killing the suspect with a single shot while he was holding the woman hostage.
Here’s the video:
Talk about a sharp shooter. God Bless our men and women in blue. Of course, if I were that hostage, I would have probably had an embarrassing moment. Who needs to see Bruce Willis in action, when you’ve got your own “Die-Hard” flick!
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