Video of Deadly Hostage Standoff in Walmart Released
OKLAHOMA CITY (KTLA) — A surveillance camera at a Walmart in Oklahoma City captured video Monday of a man holding a 2-year-old girl hostage at knife-point.
The video showed a woman shopping with her two daughters when suddenly a man grabbed her toddler from the grocery cart.
The man, identified as Sammie Wallace, could be seen handing a cell phone to the girl’s mother and demanding she call a police officer he knew in Texas.
At the same time, other shoppers used their cell phones to call 911.
Moments later, SWAT teams evacuated the building and two police officers began trying to negotiate with Wallace.
At one point, Wallace started a 60-second countdown.
That was when officers made their move.
While one negotiator distracted Wallace, the other rushed toward him and fatally shot him in the head.
The child was unhurt.