A Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy is dead, and four others have been shot after a gun fight in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch in Colorado.
Two civilians have been shot as well, and it is believed the shooter is also dead.
Deputies were called to an apartment complex on a domestic dispute call when the suspect opened fire.
It is believed that deputies shot and killed the suspect.
Some on social media have attempted to identify the shooter, but those claims appear to be false. We advise against reposting anything on social media naming a suspect, as it appears to have been a prank against an innocent individual.
This is a developing story. Details will be added as they are learned.
Police in a Colorado city just outside of Denver say at least one deputy has been killed Sunday following a shooting during a domestic disturbance check.
Five deputies and two civilians were shot in total by the suspect, who is now believed to be dead and no longer a threat to the public, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
The officers were shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call at the Copper Canyon apartments in Highlands Ranch early Sunday morning.
Police previously said residents of the area should shelter in place and avoid windows. Multiple law enforcement agencies and a SWAT team responded to the scene.
Here are tweets from media on the tragedy.
UPDATE: One deputy was shot and killed and 4 others were injured while responding to a domestic disturbance in Douglas County, Colorado, sheriff's office says; 2 civilians also injured https://t.co/ROJdsMI8Xc pic.twitter.com/56eBENQbG8
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 31, 2017
UPDATE: Deputies still searching for the gunman that left several other deputies injured, reports of 1 officer w/GSW to arm, another w/GSW to chest, also reports of at least 2 civilian injuries , Douglas County is south of Denver. @dcsheriff , @ATFHQ pic.twitter.com/8vvxxFfeYV
— Graham Paine (@GPmedia_24) December 31, 2017
#Breaking: 5 Deputies And 2 Others Shot in Douglas County; 1 Deputy Killed.
Suspect shot and believed to be dead, per @dcsheriffhttps://t.co/JrG3cMQVgd
LIVE: https://t.co/JrG3cMQVgd pic.twitter.com/VoknqNPsDy
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) December 31, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.