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Police Sniper Kills Armed Man Holding 2-Year-Old Girl As A Shield

Police Sniper Kills Armed Man Holding 2-Year-Old Girl As A Shield

A man who authorities allege forced his way inside his estranged wife’s Tulsa (OK) home with a gun and took her 2-year-old daughter hostage was fatally shot by a police sniper early Tuesday.

Officers responded to a reported domestic-related call at a residence shortly before midnight. Upon their arrival, a woman told them her estranged husband forced his way inside her home and grabbed her youngest child, a 2-year-old girl, while armed with a gun.

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The man pointed the firearm at police and the girl throughout the standoff.

Shortly after 3 a.m., the man reportedly returned to the doorway of the balcony while holding the child as a shield along with a handgun. He was then shot and killed by a sniper with one of the department’s special operations teams.

The child was uninjured during the incident and returned to her mother.

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