ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — 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.