SHIELD616: Lakewood officer recounts 2021 shootout with gunman

SHIELD616 | By Ira Cronin

Imagine if it was your job to deal with an active shooter, which several members of law enforcement did that night, including and finally, Agent Ferris.

“The best thing he could have done was display his weapon to me because at the time I didn’t see his weapon. I didn’t know who he was. He had police identifiers on, what if I had let him walk away? But instead, he made the choice to fire his gun at me, and he sealed his fate that way,” said Ferris. “I told him, ‘Don’t do this.’ and he said, ‘I’ll show you what I’ll do.’ and he displayed a gun from somewhere under his jacket or something – I can’t recall. And then we were engaged in a gunfight.”