An El Paso County County sheriff’s deputy was killed Sunday evening while responding to a shooting near Colorado Springs.
Deputy Andrew Peery was killed while responding with other officers to the shooting near the intersection of Ponderosa Drive and Grand Boulevard in Security-Widefield, which is just south of Colorado Springs.
“As soon as they arrived they were immediately met with gunfire,” El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said during a brief news conference Sunday.
Peery, a SWAT operator, was 39. He is survived by a wife, Megan, and two children. Peery had worked for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office since 2016.
The sheriff’s office said it was looking for a man named John Paz, 33, in connection with the shooting….
The Colorado Sun
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