If it was your mother, wife, sister, or daughter being held hostage, would you consider this excessive force?

Robbery Suspect Takes Hostage, Uses Her as Shield — Without Warning, Cop Drops Him With Deadly Shot
Jan. 30, 2016 2:30am Oliver Darcy

A robbery suspect was shot and killed by police near Dallas, Texas, Friday after taking a female hostage.

Two Irving police officers respond to a robbery in the afternoon when the suspect took a female hostage and threatened her with a handgun if cops didn’t back down, KDFW-TV reported.

Video captured the harrowing scene that unfolded next.

One of the officers fired a single shot that struck the suspect in the head killing him and causing him to fall to the ground. The hostage escaped with no physical injuries.

Content warning: Video contains graphic content

“The suspect rounded the corner and put the hostage into a car. At that moment, realizing the hostage’s life was in danger, the officers opened fire – striking and killing the suspect,” Irving police spokesman James McClellan told KDFW.

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