Jan 20, 2014 7:50 PM by Kate Tripp

Man who used woman as shield in standoff dies

DENVER - The man who was shot while using a woman as a human shield during a standoff in Denver last week has died.

The Denver coroner's office announced that 34-year-old Blas Leroux died Friday night.

Leroux took three hostages at a 7-Eleven store on Jan. 13 and eventually left the store with the woman in front of him. Police fired shot the man so the woman was able to run.


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