VIDEO: Knife-wielding suspect grabs 2-year-old hostage in Oklahoma Walmart

Sammie Wallace, 37, took a young girl hostage June 17, Midwest City police said. He was killed after a 30-minute standoff, which authorities say was a justified shooting.

The moment suspect Sammie  Wallace snatched a 2-year-old girl from a shopping cart inside an Oklahoma Walmart.

The moment suspect Sammie Wallace snatched a 2-year-old girl from a shopping cart inside an Oklahoma Walmart.    KFOR-TV

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The moment suspect Sammie Wallace snatched a 2-year-old girl from a shopping cart inside an Oklahoma Walmart.

Footage of a deadly hostage situation in a suburban Oklahoma City Walmart has been released by police.

The surveillance video shows the dramatic moments of June 17 as wanted felon Sammie Wallace grabs a 2-year-old girl inside the store, Midwest City police said. A police captain eventually shot the 37-year-old to death at point-blank range — action that was justified, according to police Chief Brandon Clabes.

“I mean we waited until the last second to use deadly force,” Clabes told NBC affiliate KFOR-TV on Friday. “No one wants to take a life, especially in the line of duty.”

Sammie Lamont Wallace held a 2-year-old girl hostage inside a Walmart in Midwest City, Okla., police said. He was killed during the half-hour standoff June 17.

Sammie Lamont Wallace held a 2-year-old girl hostage inside a Walmart in Midwest City, Okla., police said. He was killed during the half-hour standoff June 17.    KFOR-TV

While cops continue to piece together why Wallace took a hostage, seemingly at random, the video shows the maniac plucking his victim from a shopping cart in the store’s grocery section.

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Her mom screams for help, and other shoppers c

The scene of a Walmart  in Midwest City, Okla., where a wanted felon was fatally shot June 17. Shoppers were evacuated during the half-hour standoff.

The scene of a Walmart in Midwest City, Okla., where a wanted felon was fatally shot June 17. Shoppers were evacuated during the half-hour standoff.    KWTV-DT

“You could see the knife,” witness Terry Parker told Fox affiliate KOKH. “You could see the baby and you could see the mama.”

Parker was able to block Wallace with his cart until police arrived.

The suspect had the girl in his arms during the half-hour standoff. At one point, he asks for a particular law enforcement officer.

Suspect Sammie Wallace is seen holding the young suspect in his arms and holding a knife to her.

Suspect Sammie Wallace is seen holding the young suspect in his arms and holding a knife to her.   KFOR-TV

“He abducts the child and hands the cellphone to the mother, and demands she make a call to a Dallas police officer,” Clabes said.

Witnesses described Wallace as being mentally unstable, talking about how President Bush was watching him and describing a connection with the Illuminati, a secret society mentioned by conspiracy theorists.

A knife retrieved from the scene of a deadly hostage situation at an Oklahoma Walmart.

A knife retrieved from the scene of a deadly hostage situation at an Oklahoma Walmart.   KFOR-TV

By the end of the video, Wallace is seen sitting in a chair with the girl on his lap.

Police said he began counting down from 60, moving the blade from the girl’s stomach to her throat, according to KFOR-TV.

A Midwest City, Okla., police captain shot the suspect just after he began counting down — fearing that he was about to end the young hostage’s life.

A Midwest City, Okla., police captain shot the suspect just after he began counting down — fearing that he was about to end the young hostage’s life.  KFOR-TV

The hostage negotiator, who had been crouching in front of Wallace, sprung into action once he believed the child’s life was immediately in danger.

The video cuts off just as Capt. David Huff gets up and fires his gun at Wallace’s head. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The young girl, meanwhile, wasn’t physically harmed during the incident.

Police say Wallace, originally from Dallas, had a rap sheet that included drug- and assault-related charges.

A search of his Midwest City home revealed a three-ring binder and spiral notebook filled with religious writings, authorities said.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has called the shooting justified.

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  3. I think it’s sad that people do not care how they raise their kids! I know of a couple that steal from WalMart and other places constantly just simply because her Mom taught her to steal all her life! I’m proud to belong to my parents I had very special parents, my Dad was a Babptist Reversnd and we were taught better and I taught my child better! It’s so sad that some kids don’t have a chance! The people I know are a drug addicts and neither of them work they act like we owe them something! I don’t owe them anything as you don’t, but she brags about it! I went to Wal Mart with her one day she steals food , clothes,whatever! I’m disabled since 2006 I got hurt on the job it messed up my neck and my lower back I’ve had two neck surgeries and had 3 discs fused together I was a single Mom and was in constant pain and I still am! I fell playing basketball with my son had lg hematoma and blood on my brain luckily the only major thing it caused was seizures! I then had to wait 31/2 yrs. for my disability! I thought we’d starve but we didn’t God provided and I do thank him! Not one time did I steal I begged Churches Salvation Army and anywhere else! My son looks at me sometimes and says I don’t know how we made it Mom and I always say by the grace of a God!!

  4. Thanks for sharing Evans Crump!

    I am most sorry to hear of your ill health. However, it sounds as though the good Lord has used your situation for His glory.

    There are many people in this world who steal, it’s part of our fallen nature, just as drug addiction and any other addiction. Once a person starts sinning then it becomes a habit, an addiction. Unfortunately most people cannot see the error of their ways nor do they care without Jesus Christ as their life.

    God bless! Maranatha!

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