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Posted: December 31, 2018

Deputy killed in Denver suburb identified as Zackari Parrish

Colorado Shooting Ends with One Deputy Dead, 4 Injured

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Deputy killed in Denver suburb identified as Zackari Parrish
A shooting in Colorado has resulted in 'multiple' deputies down, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

One deputy was killed and four others were injured during an early morning domestic disturbance at a Colorado apartment complex, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

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Two civilians also were shot by Matthew Riehl, 37, in Highlands Ranch, located 15 miles south of Denver, officials confirmed. Deputies confirmed that the suspect was shot and was “believed to be dead.” 

The deputy killed was identified as Zackari Parrish, 29, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Sunday at a news conference.

"Zack was a smiley kid," Spurlock said."(He was) eager to work, eager to serve." 

Four other law enforcement officers who were shot are all in stable condition, Spurlock said. They are  Mike Doyle, 28; Taylor Davis, 30; Jeff Pelle, 32;and Tom O’Donnell, 41. 

Spurlock revealed the names of the officers and some details of the shooting during a news conference Sunday afternoon.

Riehl posted a YouTube video Dec. 13, where he said he wanted to replace Spurlock and railed against the sheriff and other officers in profane, highly personal terms.

Three patients with non-critical injuries were treated and released from Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree,  hospital spokeswoman Linda Watson said.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office confirmed via its Twitter account that Pelle, son of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, was among those injured in the shooting, KMGH reported. Through a spokesman, Joe Pelle tweeted a statement about his son’s condition.


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