DENVER – Videos made by the man who shot and killed a Colorado sheriff’s deputy after concerns were raised about his mental health show the gunman calling 911 and then opening his apartment door and talking to responding officers before the shooting.
The footage, livestreamed on Periscope, was obtained by Denver’s KUSA-TV.
Riehl, armed with a rifle, wounded four deputies, including Zackari Parrish in the initial gunfire.
The other three deputies managed to get away but had to leave Parrish behind because of their injuries and the ongoing gunfire. Parrish later was declared dead.
About 1½ hours later, the SWAT team arrived and exchanged fire with Riehl. He was killed and a fifth officer was wounded.