The officers arrived at the apartment just after 5 a.m. They went inside after one of the residents allowed them in, Spurlock said, and were shot at “almost immediately” as the gunman barricaded himself inside a bedroom.
Parrish was shot multiple times. Officers were able to crawl to safety as bullets continued to rain on them, but they were unable to pull Parrish out because of their injuries, Spurlock said. The suspect was later killed in a shootout with other deputies.
He had unleashed at least 100 rounds during the shootout, Spurlock said.
The wounded officers are Mike Doyle, 28, Taylor Davis, 30, Jeff Pelle, 32, all of whom are sheriff’s deputies, and Tom O’Donnell, 41, an officer with the nearby Castle Rock Police Department. All are listed in stable condition, Spurlock said. The gunman shot two citizens during the shootout, both of whom suffered non-life threatening injuries.