Published On: Sat, Jun 26th, 2021

Man Who Fatally Shot Gunman in Colorado Was Killed by Officer: Police

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The man police called a hero for having shot and killed a suspected gunman in Colorado at a shooting incident earlier this week was found to have died in the incident due to having been shot by another police officer, authorities announced. A series of shooting incidents in the Denver suburb of Arvada on June 21 left three people dead—veteran police officer Gordon Beasley, 51; suspect gunman Ronald Troyke, 59; and onlooker John Hurley, 40. The Arvada Police Department said that a responding officer fatally shot Hurley—the man they called a hero—after he saw Hurley holding an AR-15. The department released a lengthy timeline detailing the series of events that took place in Olde Town Arvada, a historic shopping district with shops, restaurants, breweries, and other businesses. According to the timeline, Officer Beesley was dispatched to Olde Town Square around 1:30 p.m. on the day in response to a suspicious person call. The suspect …

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