Lakewood officer who killed spree shooter released from hospital

LAKEWOOD, Colorado (KDVR) – A Lakewood police officer who is hailed as a hero for shooting and killing an armed man in a murderous vandalism has been released from the hospital.

Armed gunman shot and wounded Officer Ashley Ferris before returning fatal fire, ending the December 27 killing spree that took five lives and spanned Denver and Lakewood.

On Thursday, Ferris was “released from the hospital and back into the arms of his family and friends,” the Lakewood Police Department tweeted just before

A video from the department shows Ferris smiling as she is driven out of the hospital, surrounded by jubilant hospital staff and officers.

Ferris, a veteran of the U.S. Army, “will continue his recovery and has the full love and support of his family, friends, our agency and police family, the city and the community,” the department wrote.


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