Suspect Holding Gun to Head of Hostage He Was Using as Human Shield Slips on Snow, Is Shot by Police, Dies (CBS) TAKOMA PARK, Md. - A robbery suspect holding a gun to the head of a bank employee he'd taken hostage slipped on snow, enabling the hostage to escape. Police then opened fire, and the suspect died. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/29/earlyshow/saturday/main7296445.shtml . . . .