Douglas County Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Who Fired AK-47 at Officers

Police in Douglas County, Colorado, released footage of the moment a suspect opened fire on officers with an AK-47 rifle on April 3.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said officers were called to reports of an individual carrying a gun at the intersection of the Interstate 25 and Happy Canyon Road.

Dashcam footage and body-worn video shows police approaching the suspect, who is seen holding a gun in a case. The footage shows police repeatedly instructing the suspect to put the gun on the ground. Police said the suspect then lay down on the ground and began firing at officers.

“Deputies returned fire and unfortunately killed the suspect at the scene,” Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.

The suspect was named by police as 23-year-old Samuel Yeager. Police said the deputies involved in the incident were placed on admininstrative leave. Credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful