VIDEO: Knife Wielding THUG Kidnaps 2 Babies – Watch SWAT Rock His STUPID World!

This thug had a 4-year old and a 1-year old hostage — and then SWAT arrives…

Baltimore Police released a small segment of the bodycam video which shows the moment a SWAT officer was ordered to kill a knife wielding thug holding two small children hostage.

39-year old Reno Owens was spending the night at his female cousin’s house when he awoke early on Friday morning and held them hostage with a knife in a bedroom. He had also charged at his cousin with the weapon.

On the full video that has not been released by Baltimore Police, Owens is screaming at the officers, threatening the children, laughing, reciting prayers, and at one point sings ‘Rock A Bye Baby’ — all while wielding a 12-inch butcher knife. The officers are heard saying that they want to help him and encourage him to drop the weapon.

But he doesn’t.

Watch:

‘I want you to be calm,’ the sergeant tells SWAT Officer Zachary Wein. ‘I want you to be relaxed, and I want you to walk in there and kill this guy.’

Moments later, video shows Wein walking up the steps, exchanging a few words with Owens, who still refuses to cooperate, and then firing a single fatal shot. During the exchange, Owens can be heard saying, ‘I’d rather go out this way.’

Davis said hostage negotiators had been called, but didn’t make it in time. Police have not yet determined whether Owens was on drugs at the time.

The actual shot that killed Owens wasn’t shown, but authorities said regardless of what Owens was doing at that moment he was a deadly threat the entire time.

The actual shot that killed Owens wasn’t shown, but authorities said regardless of what Owens was doing at that moment he was a deadly threat the entire time.

Davis said he decided not to publicly distribute footage of Friday’s standoff to protect the children from being re-traumatized later.
Read more: Daily Mail

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The fatal shot was fired by SWAT Officer Zachary Wein is a 14-year veteran of the force.

The Baltimore Police chose not to release the full video to protect the children. Their concern was that the already traumatized kids could later find the video available online when they are older.

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