Prison Parolee Slain in Shootout; 2 Hostages Die

Associated Press

A prison parolee demanding a plane to Libya grabbed about 20 hostages in a restaurant, killing one before he was fatally shot by police, who accidentally killed another hostage, officials said today.

Wayne Strozzi also wounded two officers before he died at McKee Medical Center of gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen Tuesday night, authorities said.

Strozzi, recently paroled from the state prison in Canon City, first assaulted his girlfriend at her apartment here. Police followed him and chased him on foot to the Riverhouse Restaurant. At the restaurant, Strozzi held about 20 patrons and staff at gunpoint for about an hour, demanding a plane to Libya.