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VIDEO: Texas police gun down armed robber who took woman hostage

February 5, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
VIDEO: Texas police gun down armed robber who took woman hostage

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Texas police fatally shot an armed robber who held a woman hostage last week at a Dallas-area check-cashing store during a standoff.

The incident, which reportedly took place last Friday around 1 p.m. was captured on video.

Authorities said an alarm sounded around at the Cash Store in Irving, Texas, after 29-year-old Christopher Michael Dew, tried to stick up the business.

Officers from the Irving Police Dept. said during the robbery, Dew took a female employee hostage and walked the woman outside to the parking lot.

As he forced her into the car at gunpoint, two officers fired who arrived on the scene opened fire and killed him.

The woman, who was unharmed in the standoff could be seen hugging another woman afterward in a witness cellphone video confirmed by police. The video has since surfaced online

The witness who captured the footage later walked over to record the suspect’s bloodied body as he lay motionless between two cars.

Records show Dew has a 2007 prior conviction for aggravated robbery.

According to the officers, Dew threatened to hurt the hostage if they came any closer.

“The two officers were here quickly, within minutes and were able to engage the suspect. They couldn’t let him leave with the hostage,” Irving police spokesman James McLellan told the Morning News. “By all appearances, this was the last resort for them.”

A probe into the shooting is currently underway by Irving police detectives, internal affairs officers and the public integrity unit of the Dallas County district attorney’s office

Police are investigating a string of armed robberies involving a dozen check-cashing stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since November.

Investigators said so far no they have found no evidence linking Dew to the other burglaries.

“Currently, there does not appear to be a connection to the previous robberies, but that certainly could change as those investigations move forward,” McLellan said in an email. “For now this robbery stands alone.”

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