Deputy killed in Denver suburb identified as Zackari Parrish

Published: Sunday, December 31, 2018 @ 6:59 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 31, 2018 @ 6:59 PM

Colorado Shooting Ends with One Deputy Dead, 4 Injured

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." 

Zack Parrish died Sunday. (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

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.

1 in custody after pursuit suspect crashes, flees on foot

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:11 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:41 AM

SCENE: Crash ends Dayton pursuit, suspect arrested

UPDATE @ 4 a.m: One person is in police custody after leading police on a pursuit and crashing on Webster Street in Vandalia. 

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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. 

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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.

Butler Twp and Vandalia police assisted.

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, in labor with royal baby

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:51 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:51 AM

Third Child Coming for Prince William, Kate Middleton

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.

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On, off rain showers expected for the afternoon 

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

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  • Showers return today
  • Staying mild this week
  • Drying out towards end of work week

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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.

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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. 

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Police: Kettering officer struck by drunk driver on SB I-75 expected to be okay

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:47 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:18 AM

A crash involving a police officer on Southbound I-75 in Miami Township closed the interstate late Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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.

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Adam Blackmore, 33, of Miamisburg

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.

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“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.

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