Two days after 28-year-old parolee Evan Spencer Ebel was killed in a shootout with police, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper went on TV and said, “I felt like I was caught in a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from. All these things were happening to people that I loved. And they didn’t seem to be connected in any way.”
On the night of Aug. 25, 20-year-old Keith Shumway attacked a uniformed officer. Keith reached through the car window and ripped the gun from the officer’s duty belt and fired a shot that grazed the officer’s leg. The injured officer called for backup.