TULSA, Okla. - Newly released video shows a Tulsa Police Department sniper shooting a man holding a 2-year-old hostage.

According to police, 44-year-old Salvador Reyes broke into his estranged wife's home, grabbed her 2-year-old daughter and held her hostage.

The woman was able to escape the home with her three other young children and her boyfriend.

Those images are shocking, but for police, it's precision that's keeping Tulsa safe.

"We'll be able to take care of the problem before anyone even knew about it," said officer Perry Lewis.

They're called precision rifle operators at the Tulsa Police Department -- many know them as snipers.

Officer Lewis trains nearly all of them.

“It was kinda unnerving to put crosshairs on a human being," said Lewis. "That's the worst case scenario ... that's a hostage situation.”

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