PHOENIX -- An armed man hijacked a Krispy Kreme delivery truck and led police on a chase across the city and into a shopping center, where officers shot and killed him after he took a 76-year-old man hostage.
The hostage was treated for injuries caused by police bullet fragments.
The pursuit started early Sunday in Peoria, on the west side of Phoenix, where an officer confronted the man for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, said Peoria police spokesman Mike Tellef.
The man pointed a gun at the officer, tried unsuccessfully to take another vehicle from customers and employees at a convenience store, then forced two Krispy Kreme employees to give him their delivery truck, Tellef said.
Officers pursued the truck across northern Phoenix to Scottsdale, where police spikes flattened three of the truck's tires.
The gunman forced his way into a closed Safeway store and took employee Patrick Corbett, 76, hostage, said Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark.
As he held a gun to Corbett's head and attempted to leave the store, a police officer shot the man in the back of the head, Clark said.
Corbett was hospitalized in stable condition, authorities said.
Police did not immediately release the gunman's identification.
how gooned up on drugs are you that you would steal a krispy kreme truck? if your going to get beat up and shot you might as well steal something that has some worth to anyone besides cops and fat people. what if he had got away with it? next he'd be out looking to steal a coffee truck.
A SYDNEY man has been charged with assault after an alleged intruder was bashed repeatedly with a baseball bat.
Police said the 37-year-old was at his Herakles Street home, at Doonside in Sydney's west, about 8.30pm (AEST) yesterday when a man broke in.
The intruder, aged 38, allegedly used a piece of wood to force his way in by knocking the door off its hinges.
Police said a scuffle broke out before the resident allegedly hit the intruder in the head with the bat and continued to beat him after he had fallen to the ground.
The alleged intruder was airlifted to Westmead Hospital and is in a serious but stable condition.
The resident has been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and will face Blacktown Local Court today.
bring him before me for judgement. the homeowners only crime was that he let the intruder live. heres a tip for the rest of you. beat the intruder to death and then place one of your kitchen knives in his hand. be very careful to use a towel or gloves to handle the knife because you dont want your prints on it. when the cops asked you what happened you say he attacked you. if they dont believe you then they can ask the intruder. oh hes dead, then i guess my story stands.
this is post number 300 kids so enjoy your monday, this is a life changing expirence.