Deputy Andrew Peery died on duty – gunman John Paz is still at large


Andrew Peery, an El Paso Deputy Police Officer, was killed on the job when he was shot at. Police are still looking for the person who shot the person.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said one of her deputies was killed in a crossfire. Units went to the area around Ponderosa Drive and Grand Boulevard where the shooting is believed to have taken place. Officer Peery was killed because police were also involved in the fight.


Tributes on Twitter say: “Rest In Peace Deputy Officer Andrew Peery, who died in the line of duty”

El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Peery was shot and killed. But sadly he died early Sunday evening at work after being shot. The sad news came from a statement from EPSO.

At 8:07 p.m., news broke on Twitter that the officer had died. He was near where the shooting took place, on the corner of Ponderosa Drive and Grand Boulevard.


Police had urged people in the area to stay away from windows while they worked at the scene. Fox 31 says the trouble started at 5:33 p.m.

He had gone to Widefield to help after the shooting. Deputy Andrew, who was 39, was shot in the crossfire, which some people nearby saw.


Who was Andrew Peery, the deputy? Information on The Brave Officer from Wikipedia

Andrew Peery, a 39-year-old brave El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputy, was killed in the line of duty.

ESPO gave a brief description of their officer. He has worked for the sheriff since 2016. However, there is still no Wikipedia page about the officer.


EPCSO said on Twitter that the procession for the fallen deputy sheriff would begin at 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after his death. The parade will also go to Nevada and then to the Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office in Vermijo.

Officer Andrew Peery’s killer, John Paz, has not yet been caught

The county sheriff’s office says the shooter was a 33-year-old man named John Paz, who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The police know he was the one who shot their deputy. He hasn’t been caught yet and the police are still looking for him.


People shared his pictures on social media. Also, anyone who sees him or knows where he is should call 911 or 710-390-5555 to send him help.

According to EPCAN, a neighbor saw the man go to his estranged wife’s home and started shooting. When police arrived and tried to speak to Paz, he shot and killed MP Andrew Peery.


People on Facebook are mourning the loss of Andrew Peery’s wife and family

The whole department and people are thinking of and praying for the family and wife of slain MP Andrew Peery. People online are taking to social media to pray for the brave officer’s family and friends.

Peery’s death could sadden the family. Gov. Jared Polis also sent a message to the family to express his thoughts and condolences. But the sheriff’s office and the state also lost a lot in the death of this officer.


EPCSO has also asked people to line up on the street with flags for the family as the procession moves from the Memorial Hospital to Nevada, then to the Vermijo Sheriff’s Office, then to Interstate 25 and finally to the Coroner’s Office.


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