Man sentenced to 128 years for shooting Littleton police officer

The man convicted of shooting a Littleton police officer in 2021 was sentenced to 128 years in prison on Monday, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced.

Rigoberto Valles-Dominguez, 35, was found guilty of four counts of first-degree attempted murder, assault, aggravated robbery and weapons-related charges by an Arapahoe County jury in July.

Officers encountered Valles-Dominguez while responding to reports of shots fired near West Powers Avenue and South Bannock Street on Sept. 20, 2021.

Valles-Dominguez was walking away from the scene and took off running when contacted by police. During a foot chase, he pulled out a handgun and began shooting, hitting Officer David Snook in the torso, arm and leg.

Snook and Cpl. Jeff Farmer returned fire, but Valles-Dominguez escaped and hid in an apartment complex for several hours before carjacking a motorist. He was arrested four days later while hiding in an attic in Brighton.

Farmer was awarded a Medal of Valor by President Joe Biden earlier this year for helping save Snook’s life.

This is a developing story.

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