Man suspected of shooting and nearly killing a Colorado police officer taken into police custody Friday night

Attempted murder suspect.
Attempted murder suspect.(Littleton Police)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 9:19 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 10:05 PM MDT
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LITTLETON, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado police officer and father of three is in the ICU as the man suspected of nearly killing him was in a standoff with authorities Friday night.

The shooting happened on Tuesday in Littleton. The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Rigoberto Valles Dominguez. According to 11 News partner CBS Denver, Dominguez barricaded himself in an RV home in Brighton Friday night. Police alerted the public to the standoff situation at about 7:30 p.m.

Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident around 10:40 p..m Friday.

Littleton police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of West Powers Avenue and Bannock Street in Littleton around midnight on Tuesday. Officer David Snook and Cpl. Jeff Farmer tried to make contact with the people who may have been involved, but the suspects tried running away. At one point, one of the suspects -- believed to be Dominguez -- entered an apartment building and fired multiple shots at Snook. Snook was able to return fire, despite being gravely wounded. Farmer was able to pull Snook to a safe position and the suspect fled the area.

Snook was hit three times and was still in the ICU as of Wednesday. A fund has been set up to support Snook and his family during his recovery. Donations may be made to Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made at any Colorado credit union in David Snook’s name.

Snook is a 13-year veteran with the police department, a husband and father of three.

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