DENVER (AP/WBZ NewsRadio) — One deputy was killed and multiple others were wounded after being called to the scene of a domestic disturbance in suburban Denver on Sunday, authorities said.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said via its Twitter account that shots were fired in the course of the investigation and "multiple" deputies were injured. Authorities later tweeted that one deputy was confirmed deceased. The shooting happened at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch. The landscaped apartment complex is 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver.
"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 said in a tweet.
Law enforcement agencies including the Parker Police Department, the Lone Tree Police Department, the Castle Rock Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol were lending assistance.
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