December 31, 2017
A deputy involved shooting in Douglas County, Colorado leaves one deputy dead and several others injured.
County Sheriff Tony Spurlock gave an update Sunday and said authorities were called to the scene of a disturbance early Sunday morning in a Denver suburb.
The suspect used a rifle in an ambush-style attack on law enforcement inside the apartment killing 29-year-old Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Parrish, who had been a member of the force for seven months.
Four other deputies were hurt as well as two civilians, but all are said to be in stable condition.
Spurlock said his department is familiar with the suspect.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Zachary,” said Spurlock. When I sat with his wife and held her hand, I could see in her eyes her life was over…It was very difficult today to see Zach one last time.”
President Trump offered his condolences to the victims of the shooting