The failed thief tried to rob a 7-eleven in Denver on Monday.
When things didn’t go as he expected the robber decided to take hostages.
After holing up inside the store the guy thought he would try and escape by taking a female hostage outside with him.
But after looking around he changed his mind and “tried to drag the female back into the store,” police explained.
SWAT team sharpshooters were stationed around the area and when the man tried to get back inside, he was shot.
KDVR reports the still unnamed man is in critical condition with a bullet wound to the torso.
Witnesses say the man never showed them a gun but inferred he had one while keeping his hand inside the hoodie he was wearing.
MailOnline reports five schools in the area were all put on lockdown until the situation was resolved.