Colorado shooting: Over 100 rounds fired, one officer down, 6 wounded

Colorado shooting: Over 100 rounds fired, one officer down, 6 wounded

He is in good spirits considering the gravity and severity of what occurred earlier this morning.

"At this time we do not have any further information on the status of the deputies involved".

Five law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, after responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex south of Denver on Sunday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said during an afternoon press conference that Riehl was known to law enforcement. "Three of the deputies were able to get to safety; however, the fourth officer, Deputy Parrish, was not able to retreat". The suspect later proceeded to barricade himself and open fire on the 5 officers - killing one, and injuring the other four.

President Donald Trump and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper each offered their condolences to the family and Sheriff's Office.

Adsit said there are many ways to help those affected by the shooting.

In a November 6 email from the assistant College of Law dean, he told students to notify campus police if they saw Riehl or his vehicle near campus.

A YouTube user identified as Riehl posted a video on 13 December calling for the firing of the Sheriff and railing against him in highly personal terms, it has emerged. Two civilians were also wounded. He described it as an active scene and said the gunman was not in custody.

The investigation will likely also include interviews with the officers and any witnesses as well as the man who reported to police that he believed the suspect was suffering from a mental breakdown.

Matthew Riehl, 37, is thought to have posted online rants railing at local law enforcement in the weeks before the deadly "ambush-style" attack.


A procession was held as the body of the deputy who was killed was taken from the hospital.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said deputies came under fire nearly immediately after entering a suburban Denver apartment and trying to talk with the suspect, who was holed up inside a bedroom.

Deputy Parrish, who had been with the Sheriff's Office just seven months, had "no ability to survive" his injuries, according to Sheriff Spurlock.

The gunman also shot two bystanders during the attack.

Authorities say the deputies were responding to a disturbance in an apartment complex located in Highland Ranch, about 16 miles south of the Mile High City. They were taken to hospital and were in stable condition.

"Four officers were injured and one officer was killed in the line of duty".

Residents have been told to avoid the area.

After they spoke with a roommate in the apartment, they left, the sheriff's office said.

Deputy Parrish died on scene from multiple gunshot wounds, Spurlock says his injuries were so severe he had no chance of survival. It was unclear whether anyone else was hurt.

He said the disturbance was initially reported to be domestic but turned out to be noise-related.

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