Responding to a report of shots fired in the Security-Widefield neighbourhood on Sunday, an El Paso County Sheriff’s (EPSO) deputy Andrew Peery was killed in the line of duty. The suspect is still evading capture.
Sheriff’s (EPSO) Deputy Andrew Peery killed
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) reported that a police officer was shot and killed on Sunday while doing his or her official duties in El Paso County, Denver.
Deputy Andrew Peery was the name of the deceased policeman. The 39-year-old Peery is survived by his wife Megan and their two kids.
Responding to a report of shots fired in the Security-Widefield neighbourhood on Sunday, an El Paso County Sheriff’s (EPSO) deputy was killed in the line of duty. The suspect is still evading capture.
The death of Deputy Andrew Peery, 39, was verified by EPSO. Peery leaves behind his wife Megan and their two kids. Since joining the sheriff’s office in 2016, Deputy Peery has demonstrated a strong commitment to the SWAT team, according to Sheriff Bill Elder.
Peery lost his life while responding to a gunshot in the Security neighborhood’s 500 block of Ponderosa Drive. According to Elder, Peery and another deputy arrived almost at the same time as a Fountain police officer, and they were met with gunfire right away.
At least one gunshot was fired at Peery, and at least one round was fired back by the cops.
Who Was Andrew Peery?
Andrew was an exceptionally devoted and well-recognized SWAT operator with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, according to Elder. He has worked at my office since 2016.
Officers from the police are actively looking for 33-year-old Hispanic guy John Paz. Paz should be regarded as dangerous and armed.
Governor Jared Polis issued a statement on Sunday night saying, “My thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of Deputy Peery and all our neighbours in law enforcement who put their lives in danger to serve others.
Andrew Peery family
Peery leaves behind his wife Megan and their two kids.
Deputy Peery’s body is currently being transported to the El Paso County Coroner’s Office with the assistance of a police procession.
The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department, according to Elder, are both looking into the use of force.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received condolences from the CSPD.
“Our entire community is devastated by the passing of Deputy Peery. Our thoughts are with the EPSO and the family of Deputy Peery. Thank you for your bravery, service, and sacrifice, Deputy Peery, said the CSPD.
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has additionally commented to Deputy Peery’s passing.
“The [El Paso County Sheriff’s Office] and the blood and blue family of slain Deputy Peery have our deepest sympathies. Sir, keep an EOW watch, CSP said.
Sheriff’s (EPSO) Deputy Andrew Peery killing Suspect
John Paz has been named as a suspect in the shooting by ESPO. Paz, a 33-year-old Hispanic man, was described. Police believe him to be violent and armed.
Beginning at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, a procession was held in honour of the deceased deputy sheriff. It travelled to Nevada and went by the Vermijo Sheriff’s Office. From there, it travelled to the Coroner’s Office via I-25.
Please place your flags along the street for the family, requests EPSO.
John Paz, a 33-year-old Hispanic guy who is shown below, is wanted by EPSO.
According to law authorities, he is dangerous and armed.
Paz’s whereabouts are unknown, therefore anyone with information is advised to phone 911.
Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m., EPSO issued a shelter order for a section of Security-Widefield. The public was made aware by law enforcement of a significant police presence in connection with a shooting at Grand Boulevard and Ponderosa Drive. Deputies advised people to lock their doors and windows and safeguard their homes.
Follow us on Twitter