Updated 10:45 p.m. EDT, December 31, 2017
The gunman who killed one police officer and wounded four others in a Sunday morning “ambush-style” attack was Matthew Riehl, a 37-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq, Fox News reported.
Riehl, who had a grudge against law enforcement officers, fired more than 100 rifle rounds from his barricaded bedroom at his apartment in Highland Ranch, Colorado, located about 20 miles south of Denver. Riehl was fatally shot, but not before he killed Deputy Zachari Parrish, 29, who is survived by his wife and two children.
At least one sheriff’s deputy was killed and four other officers and two civilians were wounded Sunday morning in a shooting in a Denver suburb. The suspect was fatally shot, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported.
“This morning deputies responded to the Copper Canyon Apartments for a Domestic Disturbance. During the Investigation, shots were fired and multiple deputies were injured. No status on the deputies and no status on civilian injuries. Please avoid this area,” a tweet from the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies had responded to a call of a domestic disturbance around 5:15 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office issued a “code red” alert that warned civilians in the area to seek shelter indoors and avoid windows. An emergency shelter was set up for people displaced from their home. Plans were underway to hold a procession for the deceased officer.
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