(Reuters) - Authorities killed a gunman holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in rural Alabama on Monday and plucked the child to safety without injury, a local law enforcement official said.
"It's all over," said the official, who asked not to be identified by name because he had not been authorized to discuss the operation that led to the successful rescue of the child.
"The boy is OK."
Prayers to the kid and his family for a full recovery.
Although many good citizens own and carry guns, keeping communities safe still fall on those who carry badges.
In a gunfight, even if you do everything right, you can still get killed.