Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Colorado shooting: 5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in Douglas County

Colorado shooting: 5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in Douglas County Colorado shooting: 5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in Douglas County
Erik Tate | 01 January, 2018, 01:39

The deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the Copper Canyon Apartment Homes in Douglas County, about 26km south of Denver, around 6am (local time), said Jason Blanchard, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. One deputy was confirmed dead. It's also minutes from Columbine, where, in 1999, two teens gunned down 12 students and one teacher at that neighborhood's high school, and wounded 21 more students, before taking their own lives.

The officers "were shot very, very quickly", Spurlock told reporters. 2 civilians also shot by suspect.

A gunman opened fire, hitting five deputies and two civilians.

A procession for the fallen officer will take place from Littleton Hospital.

Parrish was with the sheriff's office for seven months.

The scene is active and people are advised to avoid the area.

Colorado shooting: 5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in Douglas County
Colorado shooting: 5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in Douglas County

The sheriff's office has issued a "Code Red", instructing residents in the area to shelter in place.

The authorities said an emergency shelter has been set up following the shooting.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol are all on accident alert because of this incident.

The cops had not yet disclosed the nature of the injuries to the Douglas County deputies. It said multiple deputies were injured but did not give their conditions.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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