31 Dec '17, 5pm

Colorado deputy sheriff killed during domestic disturbance call

DENVER, Colorado (AFP) – A sheriff’s deputy was killed and six others, including four deputies, were wounded on Sunday (Dec 31) in what police called a “disturbance” in a residential suburb near Denver, Colorado. The lone suspect was killed at the end of a two-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch, 20km south of Denver, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock told reporters in a televised briefing. Spurlock said he believed the suspect, whose identity had not yet been confirmed, was someone who had had “law enforcement contact on a number of occasions... but no criminal history.” He said the man used a rifle and fired at least 100 rounds, catching deputies off guard. The dead deputy was identified as Zachary Parrish, 29, a married father of two young children. He had been on the force only seven months. 'HER LIFE IS OVER' Spurlock, who had never lost a depu...

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