Who is Ronald Troyke? (Colorado Cop Gordon Beesley Suspect)
Ronald Troyke is identified as the suspect shooter of Officer Gordon Beesley by Jefferson County coroner Annette Cannon.
Strate also did not explain what started Monday’s shootout, which also killed man authorities have described as a “Samaritan” near a library in historic downtown Arvada, an area that is home to popular shops, restaurants, breweries and other businesses about 7 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of downtown Denver.
How Old was Ronald Troyke?
He was 59 years old.
Ronald Troyke Shot Dead
Arvada police say the man who shot and killed one of their own “hated” police officers. The suspect, Ronald Troyke, was shot and killed by police officers after opening fire in Olde Town Arvada.
Officer Gordon Beesley of the Arvada Police Department in Colorado was slain on June 21 following a standoff.
Around 1:15 p.m., Beesley was responding to a “suspicious event” in the Olde Town neighborhood when he came across the shooter. Beesley and the gunman, as well as an innocent bystander, died as a result of the standoff. The assassination of Beesley came amid a wave of attacks on cops across the United States. On June 1, a homeless guy was observed attacking a San Francisco cop, who was eventually able to subdue and capture the man thanks to the assistance of bystanders.
Officers rushed to the area at 57th and Olde Wadsworth on Monday afternoon after receiving 911 calls about an officer being hit by gunfire near the Arvada Library.
Officer Gordon Beesley died. He spent 19 years with the Arvada Police Department. He was a School Resource Officer at Oberon Middle School and was working patrol while school was out for the summer.
Arvada police spokesman Dave Snelling declined to say who shot the suspect, saying that would be something investigated by a team of area law enforcement officers.
An autopsy on Troyke is expected to take at least six weeks. The cause and manner of death will be released in that report, the coroner’s office says.
Ronald Troyke Motive
Details about Troyke’s motive have not been released.