Skip to comments.VIDEO: Knife-wielding suspect grabs 2-year-old hostage in Oklahoma Walmart
Posted on 07/03/2013 10:55:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Footage of a deadly hostage situation in a suburban Oklahoma City Walmart has been released by police. The surveillance video shows the dramatic moments of June 17 as wanted felon Sammie Wallace grabs a 2-year-old girl inside the store, Midwest City police said. A police captain eventually shot the 37-year-old to death at point-blank range action that was justified, according to police Chief Brandon Clabes.
I mean we waited until the last second to use deadly force, Clabes told NBC affiliate KFOR-TV on Friday. No one wants to take a life, especially in the line of duty.
While cops continue to piece together why Wallace took a hostage, seemingly at random, the video shows the maniac plucking his victim from a shopping cart in the store's grocery section.
Her mom screams for help, and other shoppers call 911 and surround Wallace, according to police, who narrated the footage. He was armed with a blade.
You could see the knife, witness Terry Parker told Fox affiliate KOKH. You could see the baby and you could see the mama.
Parker was able to block Wallace with his cart until police arrived.
The suspect had the girl in his arms during the half-hour standoff. At one point, he asks for a particular law enforcement officer.
He abducts the child and hands the cellphone to the mother, and demands she make a call to a Dallas police officer, Clabes said.
Witnesses described Wallace as being mentally unstable, talking about how President Bush was watching him and describing a connection with the Illuminati, a secret society mentioned by conspiracy theorists.
The hostage negotiator, who had been crouching in front of Wallace, sprung into action once he believed the childs life was immediately in danger. The video cuts off just as Capt. David Huff gets up and fires his gun at Wallaces head. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The young girl, meanwhile, wasnt physically harmed during the incident.
Police say Wallace, originally from Dallas, had a rap sheet that included drug- and assault-related charges. A search of his Midwest City home revealed a three-ring binder and spiral notebook filled with religious writings, authorities said.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has called the shooting justified.
Sounds like ‘suicide-by-cop’...............
Gee whiz. “Bush’s fault.” Obama will say “If a had a nut in my family, he’d look like this jizz bag.”
I love happy endings.
After watching the report, I agree.
Yes, it was justified, Chief. Write than in your report and none of you ever spend another minute of your lives worrying about that.
“No one wants to take a life, especially in the line of duty.”
Make that... No one wants to take a HUMAN life, especially in the line of duty. Dogs however are target practice.
Threatening a baby with a knife deserves death.
I can’t believe no one has said it yet... The obvious solution to this is to ban knives!
I'll wager that is code for Islamist Religious Material. If it were Christian religious writings it would have been prominently displayed in the headline.
The FBI (Democratic Party police force) stated that it was a semi-automatic knife with a large capacity magazine. They further stated that if there were proper background checks in place before the knife was purchased this situation could have ben avoided. These type of weapons need to be banned from society and only purchased for legitimate cooking shows. The individual was also known to have ties to local tea party groups.
Another name for Bloomberg’s list of “victims” of “gun violence.”