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Police arrest man suspected of shooting Colorado officer

September 25, 2021 GMT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Littleton officer several days ago has been arrested following a standoff.

The officer, David Snook, remained hospitalized Saturday.

The Brighton Police Department wrote in a Facebook post that they received a tip Friday that the suspect was inside a home in the area, and when officers arrived, someone barricaded themselves inside. Officers negotiated with the man for seven hours until he was arrested without incident, authorities said.

Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, 33, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of two Littleton police officers, Snook and Cpl. Jeff Farmer, authorities said in a statement. It wasn’t immediately known if Dominguez has an attorney to comment on his behalf, and he could not be immediately reached for comment.

The shooting happened in Littleton on Monday night, as Snook and Farmer responded to a report of shots fired. They were chasing a suspect when the man turned and shot several times toward the officers, according to the Littleton Police Department. Snook was hit three times in the chest, arm and leg before Farmer and another officer were able to move him to a police vehicle and get him to the hospital for treatment.