January 14th, 2014
09:45 AM ET

See Police Take Out Man Holding Hostage

Dramatic video from Colorado shows police taking a single gunshot and bringing a dramatic hostage situation to an end. CNN's John Berman reports.

The victim, who was held captive for more than an hour, is grateful to be alive saying "It was terrifying. It was stressful. And I don't wish it on my enemy."

It all started Monday morning, when police say the victim walked into the store to make a delivery when she was suddenly snatched by the suspect.

Officers negotiated with the suspect for about an hour before he came out using the hostage as a shield.

As a swat team assembled, police urged the suspect to surrender, but he refused.

Denver Police Chief Robert White said the suspect  "then attempted to drag the female back in the store. Out of fear for the female's safety, one of our officers fired one shot, striking the individual."

The suspect is now listed in critical condition.


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