Colorado cop killer reportedly hospitalized in psych ward in 2014

The Colorado Army veteran who killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded six others in an “ambush-style” attack on New Year’s Eve reportedly escaped from a psychiatric facility years earlier.

Matthew Riehl, 37, a veteran who served in the Iraq War, escaped from a veterans mental health ward in Wyoming in 2014 following a “psychotic episode,” The Denver Post reported Tuesday, citing a document from the U.S. Department of Affairs.

On New Year’s Eve, Riehl allegedly livestreamed himself firing more than 100 rounds at law enforcement from within his apartment in Highlands Ranch, killing Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish and wounding three other deputies, a police officer, and two civilians.

David Morgan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., holds an American flag as a procession of law enforcement vehicles accompany a hearse carrying the body of a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Highlands Ranch,…

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