VIDEO: Police Shoot, Kill Hostage Taker

A robber takes a female employee hostage at knife point when police arrive

By Calibre Press  |   Feb 1, 2016

Irving police on Friday shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who had taken a woman hostage at a check-cashing store, the police department said.

Officers responded around 1 p.m. to an armed robbery in progress at the Cash Store, after a store employee had triggered the alarm, police spokesman James McLellan said.

When police arrived, 29-year-old Christopher Michael Dew took a female employee hostage and came outside with her. He warned officers that he would hurt her if they approached, McLellan said.

Dew then threatened to put the woman inside a vehicle. Police didn’t say whose it was.

According to police and as shown in video taken by a witness, two officers shot Dew as he moved toward the vehicle while holding a handgun to the woman. Dew, who was convicted in 2007 of aggravated robbery, died at the scene.

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