Colorado police involved in active situation with 'multiple deputies down'

Jan 01, 2018, 00:37
Colorado police involved in active situation with 'multiple deputies down'

There was no immediate word on the condition of the injured officers or civilians.

The Douglas County sheriff's office said officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance in an apartment complex in the early-morning hours.

One police deputy and a gunman have been killed following a shooting in a residential area south of Denver on Sunday that also left four other deputies and two civilians with gunshot wounds, authorities said. However, the suspect has been shot and is believed to be dead.

"We have multiple officers down", said Deputy Jason Blanchard of the incident in Highlands Ranch.

A hospital where three people were taken for treatment says those people suffered noncritical injuries.

The sheriff's office said that the suspect knew police were coming and began firing when they arrived.

'A Code Red was sent out regarding this incident.

Earlier in the day, the sheriff's office said that "citizens in the affected area are instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls".

An investigation is in progress and most of County Line Road is closed down from Colorado Boulevard to University Boulevard.

"Please avoid this area", the sheriff's office tweeted.

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