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



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 Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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