He received a call that shots had been fired in the West Powers Boulevard and Bannock Street area around midnight, Littleton Police Chief Doug Stephens told a press conference on September 22. Responding officers were Snook and Corporal Jeff Farmer. Shortly after they arrived at the scene, Snook and Farmer are said to have identified the two suspects, but the couple fled on foot when they tried to contact them. While trying to break into an apartment at 183 West Powers, Dominguez turned as an identified suspect and fired a pistol. Both Snook and Farmer managed to open fire, but the suspect escaped.
Here’s a video of Stephen’s latest press conference.
During the incident, Snook was short more than three times, with bullets hitting his arm, leg and torso; Despite wearing armor, he was seriously injured. He stays in intensive care at a regional hospital but is recovering. The farmer was also injured trying to help Snook, the department adds, without giving further details; He is currently recovering at home.
Littleton PD calls Snook “a medal-winning thirteen-year veteran of the department. He is a loving husband and devoted father to three young children.” According to the LPD, Farmer “is also a veteran of fifteen years, a devoted husband and a caring father. Both officers have devoted their entire careers to the Littleton community”.
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Photos of Snook and Farmer are not published at their request. However, many other images have been made available, including the reservation photo and surveillance image of Dominguez.
Also distributed is a picture of a gray 2002 Ford Explorer with Colorado license plates AGM-D94, which Dominguez is believed to have stolen a few blocks from the shooting range:
The driver’s side window of the Explorer is thought to be broken.
Dominguez is described as a Hispanic male, 1.80 meters tall, 190 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair. Among his tattoos is a saint on his left forearm and a skull on his right. Considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about Dominguez’s whereabouts can call the Littleton Police Department at 303-794-1551 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which offers up to $10,000 in cash.