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Suspect in shooting of Littleton officer arrested after standoff, police say

Rigoberto "Rigo" Valles Dominguez is accused of shooting Officer David Snook, who was injured and remains in the hospital.

BRIGHTON, Colo. — The suspect in the shooting of a Littleton Police officer was arrested Friday night after a standoff in Brighton, according to law enforcement.

Brighton Police said they received a tip about 3:45 p.m. Friday that Rigoberto "Rigo" Valles Dominguez was inside a home in the 1100 block of 27th Avenue.

Officers responded, and while they were working to confirm it was Dominguez, the person they were attempting to speak with barricaded themselves inside the home.

There was a large police presence in the area for seven hours while officers negotiated with Dominguez, until they arrested him without incident, Brighton Police said.

According to court records, Dominguez, 33, was being held in the Arapahoe County jail on suspicion of:

  • 2 counts of attempted first-degree murder after deliberation
  • 2 counts of attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference
  • 1 count of violent crime using a weapon.

LPD Officer David Snook and Cpl. Jeff Farmer responded Monday night to reports of shots fired in the area of West Powers Avenue and South Bannock Street.

The officers made contact with Dominguez who then ran away, turned and fired gunshots from a handgun towards the officers and went into an apartment building, according to LPD. 

Snook was hit at least three times in the chest, arm and leg before Farmer and another officer who arrived around the time of the shooting were able to move him into a police vehicle for transportation to the hospital, LPD said.

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Police closed 27th Avenue between Eagle Boulevard and Bromley Lane Friday, due to the situation and heavy police presence. 

Brighton Police did not issue a shelter-in-place order for the surrounding area.

Police said they do not know if anyone else was inside the home or why Dominguez would have been at that location.

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