A Colorado standoff ended Tuesday, with the hostage freed and the suspect shot and killed in the Denver suburb of Arvada., according to a Feb. 4 Colorado Springs KKTV 11 news report.
According to Fox News, 34-year-old Dan Pooley was shot to death by police after holding a 13-year-old boy hostage for nearly 18 hours. The victim, who was physically unharmed, was rescued by a SWAT team after Pooley was killed. This was not Pooley’s first brush with the law. Colorado Department of Corrections spokesman Roger Hudson said that the 34-year-old had recently skipped a meeting with his parole officer, and had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. He had previously been sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2008 for possession of a controlled substance, and he was released on parole in October.
The St. Joseph’s News Press reports that the ordeal lasted nearly 18 hours after the standoff began on Monday. Arvada Police Chief Don Wick said the standoff began after police responded to a domestic dispute call on Monday evening. Pooley then fled and forced his way into a nearby home where the 13-year-old was home alone. According to police reports, the boy and Pooley did not know each other.