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Associated Press Updated: February 4, 2014 at 5:03 pm
Associated Press Updated: February 4, 2014 at 5:03 pm • Published: February 4, 2014

ARVADA — Police say a hostage situation in suburban Denver has ended with the shooting of a suspect and rescue of a 13-year-old boy. The boy was led unharmed from a home in Arvada on Tuesday by police after a loud bang was heard. Police Chief Don Wick confirmed the standoff was over. Wick...

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ARVADA — Authorities say the man who was shot to death by suburban Denver police after holding a 13-year-old boy hostage for nearly 18 hours had a criminal record and was wanted for a parole violation.

Police say officers fatally shot 34-year-old Don Pooley on Tuesday when he went to the door of the house he was barricaded in to retrieve unspecified items left by negotiators.

Members of a SWAT team immediately rescued the boy. A Denver Post photo shows an officer carrying the teen away in a bear hug.

Authorities say the standoff began after police responded to a report of a domestic dispute involving Pooley at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police say Pooley fled the home, forced his way into another home and took hostage the 13-year-old who was in the home alone.

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