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Sheriff’s Dept: 5 Deputies shot near Denver, 1 Dead, suspect also dead

“We have multiple deputies down,” the Douglas County, Colorado Sheriff’s department reported early Sunday after those officers had responded to a disturbance call.

The incident occurred at 5:13 a.m. MST Sunday as deputies responded to the Copper Canyon Apartments for a domestic disturbance call. During the investigation, shots were fired. Five Douglas County deputies and 2 civilians were shot by the suspect. One deputy has died from his injuries. The suspect was shot, is believed dead and no longer a threat, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s office also told local TV news station KKTV that the situation is “not looking good for us.”

“We are not giving numbers or status at this point, we are still working on getting the suspect in custody,” Deputy Jason Blanchard told The Denver Post.

Highland Ranch Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies shot

“Due to this incident, the following agencies are on accident alert,” the sheriff’s office tweeted. “Douglas County, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol.” SWAT is reportedly on the scene.

Residents who have not been displaced by the incident are being told to shelter in place and avoid windows as the scene remains active others are being directed to a shelter that has just been setup.

“Due to the size and scope of this investigation an emergency shelter has been set up @ East Ridge Rec Center, located at 9568 University Blvd. in Highlands Ranch,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s office said via Twitter. “If anyone has been displaced from their homes due to this event please feel free to head there.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as events warrant.

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