Caught on Video: Man Snatches Toddler Out of Shopping Cart and Holds Her Hostage in Grocery Store, Police Officer Moves in and Shoots Man Dead


Shot dead at point-blank range right inside the grocery store


MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- A man was shot and killed after he snatched a 2-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store.

The man removed the child from the shopping cart, held a knife to her and made crazy demands. Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating with the man.

An officer shot the man in the head at point-blank range when he pulled the knife closer to the girl’s throat. “He thought the child was being harmed and stabbed at the time he did the shooting,” said Midwest Police Department Chief Brandon Clabes.

The girl was not harmed. Family members of the suspect said he had a long history of mental illness

Watch the dramatic video. The man walks up and takes this woman's toddler right out of the cart and walks away, he then holds a knife to her.  The video stops right when the officer takes about 3 steps and puts his gun right next to the suspect's head.  (He shot him dead)