Broomfield Police Officer Meredith Durham stands in honor during the funeral procession for Jefferson County Sheriff Deputy Sgt. David Baldwin as they leave the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Baldwin was on motorcycle patrol riding north on Colorado 93 on Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle in a no-passing zone. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. OUT MANDATORY CREDIT.
Updated: February 4, 2014 5:57PM
ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say the man who was shot to death by suburban Denver police after holding a 13-year-old boy hostage for nearly 18 hours had a criminal record and was wanted for a parole violation.
Police say officers fatally shot 34-year-old Don Pooley on Tuesday when he went to the door of the house he was barricaded in to retrieve unspecified items left by negotiators.
Members of a SWAT team immediately rescued the boy. A Denver Post photo shows an officer carrying the teen away in a bear hug.
Authorities say the standoff began after police responded to a report of a domestic dispute involving Pooley at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police say Pooley fled the home, forced his way into another home and took hostage the 13-year-old who was in the home alone.