Hero officer who shot, killed Denver gunman identified by Lakewood police

 

Earlier this week, a suspect went on a deadly shooting spree across the Denver area. Lyndon McLeod opened fire and fatally shot five people. He also shot Agent Ashley Ferris. However, she shot back and killed him, stopping his killing spree. She has been hospitalized and has her family beside her. Her family has asked for privacy.

Lakewood Police Chief Dan McCasky said that all of them at the Lakewood Police Department were “incredibly proud of Agent Ferris” and the bravery that was shown by her and other law enforcement officers during the “active shooter situation.” The chief added that the entire Lakewood Police family would “support Agent Ferris and her family” as she recovered.

McCasky added that their hearts were “incredibly heavy with the loss of life and injuries” suffered by those had died or were injured. The report from The Denver Channel also said that the police chief mentioned the names of the families whose loved ones were brutally shot down.

 

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According to the police, Lyndon McLeod started shooting people across the city of Denver. He killed Alicia Cardenas, Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado and Michael Swinyard. Later, he shot and killed Danny Scofield at the Lucky 13 tattoo shop in Lakewood.

The 47-year old then went to the Belmar shopping area. He shot and killed Sarah Steck at Hyatt House. The police said that McLeod had exchanged gunfire with police from both Lakewood and Denver. He finally went to the area of Alaska and Vance.

At Alaska and Vance, he met Lakewood Police Agent Ashley Ferris. He was asked to drop his weapon by her, as he approached her. Instead he shot her in the abdomen. She returned fire and shot and killed him. He died at the scene, finally bringing an end to his deadly rampage.

There is a GoFundMe page for the brave agent. Funds are also being raised for the victims of the deadly shooting.

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Lakewood Police Department

 


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