Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

VIDEO: Knife-wielding suspect grabs 2-year-old hostage in Oklahoma Walmart
New York Daily News ^

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 child’s life was immediately in danger. The video cuts off just as Capt. David Huff gets up and fires his gun at Wallace’s head. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The young girl, meanwhile, wasn’t 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 07/03/2013 10:55:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Sounds like ‘suicide-by-cop’...............


2 posted on 07/03/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Gee whiz. “Bush’s fault.” Obama will say “If a had a nut in my family, he’d look like this jizz bag.”


3 posted on 07/03/2013 11:00:35 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I love happy endings.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 11:11:49 AM PDT by Gator113
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
Sounds like ‘suicide-by-cop’...............

After watching the report, I agree.

5 posted on 07/03/2013 11:14:35 AM PDT by Kip Russell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
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.

Yes, it was justified, Chief. Write than in your report and none of you ever spend another minute of your lives worrying about that.

6 posted on 07/03/2013 11:22:39 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

7 posted on 07/03/2013 11:29:20 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

““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.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 11:45:08 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Threatening a baby with a knife deserves death.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 12:06:39 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I can’t believe no one has said it yet... The obvious solution to this is to ban knives!


10 posted on 07/03/2013 12:18:34 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
A search of his Midwest City home revealed a three-ring binder and spiral notebook filled with religious writings, authorities said.

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.

11 posted on 07/03/2013 12:36:03 PM PDT by Buffalo Bob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

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.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 1:09:37 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Another name for Bloomberg’s list of “victims” of “gun violence.”


13 posted on 07/03/2013 5:57:47 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson