DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The deputy shot and killed in Douglas County Sunday morning has been identified as Zackari Parrish III.
He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Zackari,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock stated. “When I sat with his wife and held her hand I could see in her eyes that her life was over.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of Deputy Parrish. Officials with GoFundMe confirmed to CBS4 that they are working with the organizer, Tyler Scott, all the money will go to the family.
Three other deputies and a police officer were also shot Sunday morning, along with two civilians.
Parrish was among five deputies and two civilians who were shot at the Copper Canyon Apartments Sunday morning. The apartments are located near County Line Road between Colorado Boulevard and University Boulevard.
The other deputies were identified as Mike Doyle, 28, Taylor Davis, 30, and Jeff Pelle, 32. Castle Rock Police Department Officer Tom O’Donnell, 41, was also shot. They were all in stable condition Sunday afternoon, according to Sheriff Spurlock.
The two civilian victims have not been identified. They suffered non-life threatening injuries.
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