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Published: Sunday, December 31, 2018 @ 6:59 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 31, 2018 @ 6:59 PM
— 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.
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.”
Douglas County Coroner confirms shooting suspect in #CopperCanyonOIS as Matthew Riehl DOB 9/09/80 (pictured). Investigation still ongoing and being investigated by @DA18th Critical Response Team. pic.twitter.com/H6wT0klSQv— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) January 1, 2018
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.
**Copper Canyon OIS Update**- Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance resulting in shots fired. 5 deputies shot by suspect. 1 deputy confirmed deceased. 2 civilians also shot by suspect. Suspect shot & believed to be dead & no longer a threat. #CopperCanyonOIS— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
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.
Statement from Sheriff Pelle (Part 1 of 4):— BoulderCountySheriff (@BldrCOSheriff) December 31, 2017
“Earlier this morning, our son, Douglas County sheriff’s deputy, Jeff Pelle, was shot during the Copper Canyon shooting. Jeff underwent surgery as a result of his injuries, and is recovering. #CopperCanyonOIS
(2/4) “Additional information about the shooting, Jeff’s specific involvement and injuries, and other details about the incident will be released by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (@dcsheriff) as their investigation allows. #CopperCanyonOIS— BoulderCountySheriff (@BldrCOSheriff) December 31, 2017
(3/4) “We are currently with our son and his wife. He is in good spirits considering the gravity and severity of what occurred earlier this morning. #CopperCanyonOIS— BoulderCountySheriff (@BldrCOSheriff) December 31, 2017
(4/4) “Our hearts ache for all those involved, and we are not only praying for Jeff’s recovery, but for the recovery of everyone involved, and for the family of the fallen deputy.” - Sheriff Joe & Stephanie Pelle #CopperCanyonOIS— BoulderCountySheriff (@BldrCOSheriff) December 31, 2017
Deputies responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at the Copper Canyon Apartments at 5:13 a.m. deputies said. During the Investigation, shots were fired and multiple deputies were injured. No status on the deputies and no status on civilian injuries.
Sunday afternoon, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office motorcade left from Littleton Hospital “for our fallen deputy.” The motorcade was headed to the coroner’s office.
#CopperCanyonOIS Motorcade for our fallen deputy.Posted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, December 31, 2017
NEW: One deputy is dead and four others were shot this morning during a domestic disturbance. Two civilians were also shot. The suspect has been shot and is believed to be dead and no longer a threat.DISCLAIMER: Commercial breaks will be in blackPosted by 9NEWS (KUSA) on Sunday, December 31, 2017
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office originally said that “multiple deputies are down,” KKTV reported.
DCSO is working an officer down call in the area of County Line Rd between Colorado Blvd and University Blvd. This is an active event, please avoid the area.— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
UPDATE, we have multiple deputies down, no update on their status. The scene remains active and please avoid the area.— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
Alyssa Parker with Littleton Adventist Hospital confirmed to KUSA that it had taken in four patients in connection with Sunday's incident. Parker said she could not comment on the conditions of those patients.
Steven Silknitter, a resident of the Copper Canyon apartment complex, told CNN he rushed home to check on his fiancee after hearing of the shooting. HE said that when he arrived he heard a "barrage of gunfire exchange."
"I was deathly afraid that I was going to go home and she'd be gone... I didn't know what I was going to find," Silknitter told KMGH. "It's the last thing I would have thought of at my complex. It's like something out of a movie."
President Trump tweeted his "deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting in Douglas County ... and their families."
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:11 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:41 AM
UPDATE @ 4 a.m: One person is in police custody after leading police on a pursuit and crashing on Webster Street in Vandalia.
The pursuit started when the suspect fled a traffic stop at Main Street and Maplelawn Drive in Dayton.
“Initial reports indicate he was going 100 plus”, said Sgt. Dallas Root of the Ohio Highway State Patrol.
The OSP trooper initially chose not to pursue the vehicle for safety reasons, however, during a routine patrol the suspect vehicle passed a trooper in the area of Needmore Road and Interstate 75.
A second traffic stop was attempted, and the suspect fled north on Interstate 75. The suspect then got off at Benchwood Road, got on southbound I-75, exited the highway at Wagner Ford Road, got back on northbound I-75, exited the highway at Benchwood Road a second time, then turned east toward Webster Street.
Troopers backed off due to speed and the curvy road.
The vehicle then crashed in the area of Webster Street and Wyse Road around 2:45 a.m.
The suspect, who was described as “extremely intoxicated,” attempted to flee police, but was quickly captured after a perimeter was set up.
He was being examined by medics on scene and was taken to Montgomery County Jail. The driver, who has not been identified, is being detained on charges of fleeing, eluding, OVI and other charges.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:51 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:51 AM
LONDON — Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London and is in the “early stages of labor,” Kensington Palace tweeted Monday.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
TODAY: A dry morning with clouds increasing. Showers are expected this afternoon, which means your drive home will likely be a wet one and you’ll want to give yourself some extra time. Temperatures reach around 60 degrees, which is close to normal and it’ll be breezy with off and on showers/downpours through the day and night.
TUESDAY: Rain showers return through the morning. Mostly cloudy and breezy for the day as highs peak in the upper 50s. A stray shower or two linger into the late afternoon and evening.
WEDNESDAY: Any early showers end quickly, so expect dry time for the rest of the day. Broken clouds will allow for some sunshine and highs reach around 60 degrees again.
THURSDAY: A nice day with some sunshine and dry conditions. More sun returns in the afternoon with highs in the low 60s.
FRIDAY: A dry start to the day with plenty of sunshine. It’ll become breezy in the afternoon with highs in the middle 60s. A passing rain shower is possible in the evening as well.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:47 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:18 AM
MIAMI TWP. — A Miami Twp. police officer responding to a series of crashes on Interstate 75 was struck by a drunk driver Saturday evening.
The man who police said struck a Miami Twp. police officer has been identified as Adam Blackmore, 33, of Miamisburg. Blackmore was booked into Montgomery County Jail and faces OVI charges as well as traffic related offenses for the crash, according to Sgt. Matt Robinson of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Blackmore was no longer listed as an inmate Monday morning.
The officer, who has not been identified, was thrown 10 to 12 feet when he was struck by a white pickup truck. The officer sustained “soft tissue injuries” and “no broken bones,” said Sgt. Frank Edward Simmons Jr. of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The officer was responding to a series of crashes that occurred around 9 p.m.
Everyone involved in the crashes sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Simmons.
The first crash occurred when a semi and red impala collided, causing the impala to lose control, drive off the roadway and strike a light pole which knocked it into the roadway, Simmons said.
An SUV then braked to avoid hitting the light pole, causing a Mercedes to strike the back of the SUV, according to Simmons.
Simmons said Miami Twp. police then arrived on scene of the crashes and that’s when the officer was struck at the 44 mile marker.
The driver was traveling southbound and drove off the right side of the roadway, striking the officer.
“It kind of hits close to home to let you know that this profession is inherently dangerous. When you throw an impaired driver into the mix, that makes things that much worse,” Simmons said.
Following the crash, a police source at the hospital said the officer, who was not named, “is awake but very sore.”
The officer was likely to spend the night at Kettering Medical Center.
All lanes reopened on southbound I-75 at Ohio 725 just after 2 a.m.