News Update!!: Highlands Ranch, CO: Identity released on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot and killed in shooting at the Copper Canyon apartments.

News Update!!: Highlands Ranch, CO: Identity released on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot and killed in shooting at the Copper Canyon apartments. 

The identity of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot and killed in shooting at the Copper Canyon apartments has been released to the news media.

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the fallen deputy as Zackari Parrish. 

Zackari Parrish was a father of 2 children, was married, and had only worked at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for 7 months after transferring from Castle Rock Police Department.

A shooting has occurred at the Copper Canyon apartments, located at 3304 East County Line Road, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

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At about 5:15am MST on Sunday, December 31st, 2017, deputies responded to some kind of a disturbance in the Copper Canyon Apartments when a gunman opened fire, hitting 6 deputies and 2 civilians.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a deputy was shot and killed in the shooting and the injured deputies and civilians were taken to hospitals.

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Procession for the deceased deputy will take place soon from Littleton Hospital.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the gunman was shot and is believed to be dead and is “no longer a threat.”

Colorado’s Republican Senator Cory Gardner released the following statement regarding today’s shooting saying, “My heart breaks for all of those affected by the terrible tragedy in Douglas County. Jaime and I are praying for the citizens and Deputies injured at the scene, and our hearts go out to the family of the Deputy who was fatally wounded. Our law enforcement officers work tirelessly every day to keep our communities safe and today all of Colorado stands with our law enforcement community.

United States of America President Donald Trump posted a tweet regarding today’s shooting saying, “My deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting in Douglas County @DCSheriff, and their families. We love our police and law enforcement – God Bless them all! #LESM“.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Zackari Parrish. **

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