BREAKING! Deputy killed, 4 others shot in ‘ambush-style’ attack outside Denver

A suspect has fired around 100 rounds at law enforcement in an “ambush-style” attack leaving one deputy dead and four others injured as well as two civilians outside an apartment complex in Denver.

“**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.  they said in a tweet.”

“They all went down, almost within seconds of each other,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.

Sheriff Spurlock identified the down officer as 29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who had only been with the county for seven months.

“I can’t tell you how difficult it is for a leader to sit down with a spouse of an officer who was killed in the line of duty,” Spurlock said. “They had many hopes and dreams. He was doing his job and he was doing his job well.”

Parrish is survived by his wife and two children and previously worked for two years at the Castle Rock Police Department.

The wounded officers have been identified as Mike Doyle, 28; Taylor Davis, 30; and Jeffrey Pelle, 32; and Castle Rock police officer Tom O’Donnell, 41, but we have heard that they are in stable condition. The civilians who were injured only suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Gov. John Hickenlooper released a statement as well:

“We can only imagine the depth of grief they are experiencing,” he said. “We also hope for a speedy recovery for the Douglas County deputies and the Castle Rock police officer injured in the incident, as well as the residents who also were affected.

He added, “The call to protect and serve too often leads to this ultimate sacrifice. We are grateful for the service of Deputy Parrish, his fellow deputies, and that of the Castle Rock police officer.  We pray for their and their families’ strength and resolve in the days and months ahead.”

(H/T Fox News)