Denver officer takes lucky shot in hostage situation - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Denver officer takes lucky shot in hostage situation

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A woman is calling it an "act of bravery," a single shot from police taking down the man who held her at gunpoint for over an hour.

“It was terrifying. It was stressful and I don't wish it on my enemy,” she said.

The woman backed her van up for a delivery to a 7-11. Inside, a man who police have not yet identified, took her hostage as nearby store employees ran for help.

Outside police quickly established a perimeter, calling in the SWAT team.

At one point, the suspect brought the woman outside. As negotiators warned him to release her, the man refused. When he pulled her back an officer took a shot and struck the individual, releasing the woman.

The man was rushed to the hospital and the crime scene was processed.

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