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Nation IN BRIEF : COLORADO

Police Kill Man to End Hostage-Taking

September 25, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A man police hoped to question in the murder of three people was fatally shot after taking his ex-girlfriend hostage in a University of Northern Colorado dormitory in Greeley. Carefully edited TV footage showed the gunman sticking his head and shoulder outside the dorm window. The video then cuts away as the sounds of first one gunshot, then several more, are heard. He fell mortally wounded back into the room. Police had negotiated with the man for hours after he shot his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend in the foot, said university spokesman Tom Barbour.

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