1.28.2011

Robbery suspect shot after taking hostage outside Takoma Park bank

""Fortunately the suspect slipped [on ice] and the hostage was able to escape," he said. "... Three of our [Prince George's] officers and three Takoma Park officers opened fire, and the suspect was killed."

Officers took the shots because they believed the hostage's life was endangered, Ellis said.
"He had the gun to her head," he said. "He clearly presented an imminent threat to the hostage, because he could have shot her as she was running away.""
Read more HERE

pics of scene HERE

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Looks justified to me.  Too bad somebody always has to die though.  Videos of the situation seem almost festive when watching interviews.  A human being died - seems almost routine to those involved.

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