April 13, 2016
California Police Save Woman Shot By Her Ex-Boyfriend
Kristin Bauer was in a critical condition in hospital on Thursday evening after being rescued by police, who shot dead her ex-boyfriend.
This is the dramatic moment a SWAT team rescued a 28-year-old woman who was held hostage and shot at point-blank range by her ex-boyfriend.
Armed police shot dead Kristin Bauer's former partner Andrew Bermudez outside an Office Depot store in Redlands, California, where she worked.
Heart-stopping footage shot at the scene shows the tactical police unit dragging a motionless Miss Bauer across the road to safety.
Police said the woman was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in a critical condition, CBS News reported.
Bermudez, who was identified by Miss Bauer's father, died at the scene.
'He did fire at her. The officers fired at him to try to stop that threat and be able to try to save her life,' Redlands Police chief Mark Garcia said.
'He came to the store, looking for her. She tried to get away and he followed her out of the store. At one point, he did fire a round in the store.'
Garcia said the shooting came after a two-hour stand-off outside the store - from about 2.20pm to 4.30pm PST - which followed a domestic incident between the former couple.
The tense scene was captured on local television and Bermudez was seen stroking petrified Miss Bauer's hair as negotiations with police were underway.
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Miss Bauer's father, Gregory Bauer told the Redlands Daily Facts that his daughter phoned him during the confrontation.
'It was like background noise. She kept telling him, "You gotta let me go. You gotta let me go," and he said, "I'm not afraid to die".'
He told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that the phone went dead moments later.
Mr Bauer added that his daughter had dated the man for several months but she had recently broken up with him.
The father said her daughter's ex-boyfriend was usually calm and that something must have 'triggered' him.
Dramatic moment SWAT team rescue woman, 28, drag her to safety and kill her ex-boyfriend after he held her hostage and shot her at point-blank range outside an Office Depot
SWAT team dragged Kristin Bauer to safety after two-hour armed stand-off
She was being held by ex-boyfriend Andrew Bermudez by an Office Depot
Police killed Bermudez after he shot Miss Bauer, 28, at point-blank range
Store worker was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition, police said
Pair had dated for several months but she recently broke up with him
Miss Bauer's father said she called him during the confrontation in Redlands, California, on Thursday
By OLLIE GILLMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 22:27 EST, 24 March 2016 | UPDATED: 07:09 EST, 25 March 2016