5 deputies shot, 1 dead in shooting in Colorado, sheriff's office says

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People watch a procession of police vehicles escort the hearse carrying the body of a deputy killed in a domestic disturbance where multiple deputies and civilians were shot in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on December 31, 2017.

"During the Investigation, shots were fired and multiple deputies were injured".

Five deputies were shot, and one was killed.

"This morning deputies responded to he Copper Canyon Apartments for a Domestic Disturbance", the sheriff's office said on Twitter.

The four injured officers, who range in age from 28 to 41, were in stable condition, and the two civilian injuries were not life-threatening. However, the suspect has been shot and is believed to be dead.




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

Littleton Adventist Hospital reported receiving four patients.

'A Code Red was sent out regarding this incident. Residents in the vicinity were asked to shelter in place, and avoid windows and exterior walls. The shooting started at the apartment building, which is located near County Line Road between Colorado Boulevard and University Boulevard.

The scene was videotaped and posted on the Douglas County sheriff's Facebook page under the heading: "Motorcade for our fallen deputy".

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