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Man shot in standoff at Denver 7-Eleven dies

By: Associated Press
January 20, 2014 Updated: January 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm
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photo - Denver Police released this undated booking photo, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, of Blas Leroux, 34, who they have identified as the man who was shot on Monday, Jan. 13, while trying to use a woman shield during a hostage standoff, but they are not saying anything about a possible motive. Dramatic video shot by KDVR-TV, shows a man leaving a 7-Eleven store with a hostage in front of him on Monday when a police bullet to the shoulder knocks him down and the woman hostage runs away. Leroux was taken to a hospital where police said he was in critical condition. (AP Photo/Denver Police Department)
Denver Police released this undated booking photo, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, of Blas Leroux, 34, who they have identified as the man who was shot on Monday, Jan. 13, while trying to use a woman shield during a hostage standoff, but they are not saying anything about a possible motive. Dramatic video shot by KDVR-TV, shows a man leaving a 7-Eleven store with a hostage in front of him on Monday when a police bullet to the shoulder knocks him down and the woman hostage runs away. Leroux was taken to a hospital where police said he was in critical condition. (AP Photo/Denver Police Department) 

DENVER — The man who was shot while using a woman as a human shield during a standoff in Denver last week has died.

The Denver coroner's office announced Monday that 34-year-old Blas Leroux died Friday night.

Leroux took three hostages at a 7-Eleven store on Jan. 13 and eventually left the store with the woman in front of him. Police fired and he was knocked over. The woman was able to run away.

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