DENVER — One woman is safe after being taken hostage at a 7-Eleven in Denver on Monday.
The suspect was subsequently shot after attempts to negotiate with him failed. The suspect was struck in the torso and taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition. The hostage was not injured.
A news photographer at the scene recorded the incident on camera.
Police first responded to the 7-Eleven after receiving a call of a suspicious person inside the store. Police negotiated with the suspect for about an hour before he came out of the convenience store, using the woman as a human shield.
Police said when he attempted to re-enter the store, taking the female hostage with him, an officer fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the torso.
The woman, who did not give her name, later spoke with reporters about the incident.
“It was terrifying. It was stressful and I don’t wish it on my enemy,” she said. “Everybody that’s concerned about me, I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.”
The suspect has not yet been identified.