Man Killed by Police Was Trying to Stop Mass Shooting

Man Killed by Police Was Trying to Stop Mass Shooting

Newser - Crime·2021-06-27 07:04

(Newser) – Three people were shot in Colorado Monday, including a police officer. At first, police said two suspects had been shot, then updated that to say that one of the victims was a bystander who had intervened to stop the shooting, the Colorado Sun reports. The Arvada Police Department released on Friday a timeline of the confusing events. It shows that a man called 911 because he was concerned his brother, Ronald Troyke, was going to “do something crazy.” Officer Gordon Beesley missed Troyke at home, but drove to another call about a suspicious man—who turned out to be Troyke. Before Beesley could even react, Troyke shot and killed him, police say, before returning to his truck for an AR-15. Then, another man shot Troyke and took his AR-15, which he was holding when more officers arrived and shot and killed him.

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