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Douglas County gunman posted anti-police rants online, was a former soldier and lawyer in Wyoming

By: NOELLE PHILLIPS, The Denver Post
December 31, 2017 Updated: January 1, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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photo - Matthew Riehl, 37  (Photo courtesy of Douglas County Sheriff's Office)
Matthew Riehl, 37 (Photo courtesy of Douglas County Sheriff's Office) 

The man accused of killing a Douglas County deputy and wounding four more officers and two civilians is a former lawyer who recently had become enraged at police officers.

The Douglas County coroner identified the shooter as Matthew Riehl, 37, according to a tweet from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Riehl was killed in a shootout with SWAT officers.

During an afternoon news conference, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the suspect was familiar to law enforcement but did not have a criminal record.

Riehl began posting videos on YouTube in November expressing anger at Lone Tree Police Department officers, particularly one officer who appeared to have pulled him over in a traffic stop.

Read more at denverpost.com.

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