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Denver police identify suspect who tried to use female hostage as human shield

Denver police have identified the man who was shot while trying to use a woman as a human shield during a hostage standoff as 34-year-old Blas Leroux, but they are not saying anything about a possible motive.

Dramatic video shot by KDVR-TV shows Leroux leaving a 7-Eleven store with a hostage in front of him on Monday when a police bullet to the shoulder knocks him down and the woman runs away. Leroux was taken to a hospital where police said he is in critical condition.

Anthony Flores told KMGH-TV that he saw the shooting from across the street. He said the suspect didn't move after being shot.

Police say the man took three hostages, but one managed to escape.

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