One police officer was killed and several other others have been injured in an “ambush assault” in Colorado.
A Swat group and a bomb squad arrived on the ranch south of Denver round 5am native time on Sunday (31 December) in response to a verbal disturbance.
The suspect shot on the officers once they entered the Copper Canyon Residences, firing no less than 100 rounds earlier than the gunman, who has not been named, was killed.
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock confirmed the lifeless officer was 29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who was married with two kids.
“We’re deeply saddened by the lack of Zackari. Once I sat along with his spouse and held her hand I may see in her eyes that her life was over,” Spurlock mentioned.
Three different deputies and a police officer have been additionally shot together with two civilians who have been in a separate condominium to the gunman.
The 4 injured officers have been named as Mike Doyle, Taylor Davis, Jeffrey Pelle and Tom O’Donnell.
Earlier, police had urged locals to remain indoors, tweeting a “code purple” and an emergency shelter was arrange.
President Donald Trump tweeted: “My deepest condolences to the victims of the horrible taking pictures in Douglas County @DCSheriff, and their households. We love our police and regulation enforcement – God Bless all of them!”
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