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Published February 04, 2014, 04:12 PM

Man who held 13-year-old boy hostage in Denver has been fatally shot by police

Police in Colorado say a man who held a 13-year-old boy hostage for nearly 18 hours in a Denver suburb has been fatally shot by police.

Police in Colorado say a man who held a 13-year-old boy hostage for nearly 18 hours in a Denver suburb has been fatally shot by police.

The unidentified suspect was shot after he went to the front door to retrieve items left by police negotiators. SWAT officers immediately rescued the boy.

Officials believe the boy and the gunman did NOT know each other.

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