Colorado deputy killed in bloody 'ambush' that leaves six injured, gunman dead

'Multiple' Deputies Hit in Colorado Shooting, Officials Say

'Multiple' Deputies Hit in Colorado Shooting, Officials Say

The toll among deputies Sunday appeared to be one of the highest in a police-involved shooting since five officers in Dallas, Texas were shot to death and several others injured in July 2016 by a man angered by police shootings of black men.

He said three deputies and a police officer tried to pull 29-year-old deputy Zackari Parrish, who had already been shot, out of the line of further gunfire but their own injuries hampered their efforts.

Deputies returned hours later in response to a disturbance call, but when his roommate let 5 officers into the apartment, Riehl - who barricaded himself in his bedroom - opened fire on them.

A month before Matthew Riehl shot and killed a deputy and injured four others in Colorado, authorities were warned that Riehl was exhibiting signs of mental illness and could be a danger. They were identified as Douglas County sheriff's deputies Michael Doyle, 28; Jeff Pelle, 32, and Taylor Davis, 30, and Catle Rock SWAT officer Thomas O'Donnell, 41. Riehl reportedly fired more than 100 rounds.

Law enforcement officers are escorting the body of a deputy killed in a shooting in suburban Denver.

Riehl had a history with local law enforcement: He posted a YouTube video December 13 called "Fire Sheriff Spurlock", accusing the department of harassment, and had exchanged angry tweets with the sheriff's office.

"We have multiple officers down", Douglas County Sheriff Deputy Jason Blanchard initially told the Denver Post.

Parish leaves behind a wife and two young children. Residents in the vicinity were asked to shelter in place, and avoid windows and exterior walls.

Commenting on the wounds to his officers, he told reporters: All of them were shot very, very quickly and they all went down nearly within seconds of each other.

Describing the incident, Spurlock said that it was not a typical case of male-female domestic violence and Riehl was "making a ton of noise".

The Denver Post reports Riehl in November started posting YouTube videos in which he voiced his anger toward Lone Tree Police Department officers. Another nearby hospital said it received four patients but wouldn't release their conditions.

Multiple police officers were shot on Sunday morning in Denver, after police responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex located in Douglas County.

President Donald Trump offered condolences on Twitter Sunday afternoon. "We are prepared to cooperate fully with any law enforcement investigation that may result, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Parrish family".

For anyone that would like to donate to help Parish, or any officer hurt or killed in the line of duty, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has a program to do so.

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