1 sheriff's officer killed, four deputies hurt in Colo. shooting

By Karen Butler  |  Updated Dec. 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Five deputies have been shot, one fatally, and two civilians were wounded during a domestic disturbance in Colorado Sunday morning.

"Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance resulting in shots fired. 5 deputies shot by suspect. 1 deputy confirmed deceased. 2 civilians also shot by suspect. Suspect shot & believed to be dead & no longer a threat," the sheriff's office tweeted.

"Procession for the deceased officer will take place soon from @LittletonHosp. Expect heavy law enforcement presence and traffic congestion on Broadway, C470 and SB I-25 #CopperCanyonOIS," an update read.

CNN said the incident happened at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch, about 20 miles south of Denver.

The medical condition of the surviving deputies and the nature of their injuries were not immediately known. Residents were initially instructed to shelter in place.

"We have multiple deputies down, no update on their status. The scene remains active and please avoid the area," the sheriff's office tweeted earlier in the day.

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