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*WARNING: GRAPHIC* Armed Hostage Taker Taken Out With Precision Head Shot

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IRVING, TEXAS — Police in Irving were confronted with a bad situation Friday afternoon when an armed man took an employee hostage in the parking lot.

A suspect robbed the Cash Store and decided to take a female hostage with him. While outside, he was confronted by police who were ready to act accordingly.

The scene was caught on camera by a witness who was in disbelief when one of the officers made their move. The move, over in just a second, was a single precision shot to the hostage-taker’s head, sending him to the ground and sending the hostage to safety.

“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,” according to Irving police spokesman James McClellan.

The hostage was not injured. The suspect, however, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • t_reese

    Good job officer!

  • Michael Visco

    Holy crap!! Give that guy a marksman trophy!! But I think I saw the guys hands starting to go up, he was a good man, and he did good things. Haha

  • Mike Vee

    “He was a good boy and was trying to turn his life around” – The scumbags mother.

    • William R Turner

      HOLDING A FEMALE HOSTAGE, THREATENING TO HARM OR KILL HER IS HARDLY “TURNING HIS LIFE AROUND” AND DOESN’T MAKE HIM A “GOOD BOY” WHERE YOUR LOGIC COMING FROM.?

      • PavePusher

        Sarcasm, man. Take a deep breath….

      • Matt

        Didn’t get the sarcasm? It’s what every thug mama says.

      • Redline

        You have never dealt with inner city types…

        • William R Turner

          SORRY BUD US MARSHAL SERVICE IN CHICAGO

          • Redline

            Well then the statements such as; he was just turning his life around, or, he was minding his own business should be well known to you.
            Cool job, btw!

    • Benny Mamamelo

      Seriously William R Turner…you didn’t get the sarcasm? That’s just so f-ing weird dude. SHM (that means “shaking my head” in case you didn’t understand that either)

    • Unbelievable how families can be in such denial.

      • Mikial

        @donmontalvo:disqus

        I hear you, Brother, but it’s a by-product of the “entitlement mentality.” Nothing is their fault and they aren’t responsible for anything they do. It’s always someone else’s fault.

        When I was a probation officer, I brought a pair of brothers back into court for repeated violations and their grandmother came with them. While waiting in the waiting area for their hearing she had a heart attack. They freaked out at me and tried to say it was my fault she had a heart attack for bringing them in. Before I could even reply, their own public defender attorney went off on them and told them in no uncertain terms it was their fault it had happened. I really wish I had a video of that.

  • Tommy Huntington

    head shot =dead shot

  • glasswolf

    Good shot, but with a rifle cartridge, I’m note sure I’d have taken that shot with all the traffic directly behind the target.

    • Trajectory was enough to avoid hitting traffic.

  • tom

    Glad those were not NYPD cops. They would have everyone around there except the bad guy and killed the hostage.

    • That’s cold.

      • Mikial

        But sadly does have a precedent.

  • Redline

    I like Texas….lol

  • Raptor Keeper

    FABULOUS !!!

  • Mike Davidson

    now THAT is how it’s done

  • Mikial

    That was quality police work, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that particular officer spent extra time on the range on his own. Good job!

  • Mike V99

    Now THAT is the way it’s done.

  • paulm53

    Guess the head shot changed his mind.