Police shoot suspect who used woman as human shield (VIDEO)

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A man who took a woman hostage at a Denver 7-Eleven on Monday was shot by an officer.

Video from KDVR shows the unidentified man taking a woman and using her as a shield while police yell for the man to surrender.

WARNING: The video shows the suspect being shot by police. It may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion advised.

While the suspect and victim were standing in front of the store, an officer fired a single shot and it struck the suspect. He fell to the ground and the hostage ran away as officers swarmed the area.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition late Monday.

Read more: KDVR

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