Frightened of Being Shot, Man Uses Own Baby as Shield when Facing Police | RedCowHills
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ESTACADA, OR (KPTV) – A burglary suspect held up his own 7-month-old son between himself and deputies during a face-off in Estacada on Saturday afternoon, police say. Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office say they thought the suspect might have been armed at the time.
Eventually, Reynolds came out of the house holding a baby in front him. Police say he positioned the child as a shield between himself and the deputies.
Police say Reynolds refused to comply with commands and they believed he may be armed.
Deputies negotiated with Reynolds until he finally released the baby and was taken into custody. As it turned out, Reynolds was not armed.