Deputies 'injured' after being called to suburban Denver incident

by Abel Hampton January 1, 2018, 0:41
Deputies 'injured' after being called to suburban Denver incident

The Douglas County sheriff's office said officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance in an apartment complex in the early-morning hours.

A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff's deputies early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush.

"I do know that all of them were shot very, very quickly".

The nature of the injuries and the number of officers involved was not immediately known. The hospital said it could not say what their conditions are or if they are law enforcement.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the shooting occurred at a home at the Copper Canyon Apartments, a landscaped complex in Highlands Ranch, 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver.

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

Swedish Medical Center in Englewood said it had received no patients.

The sheriff's office issued a "Code Red" at around 7:15 a.m. local time, asking residents in the area to avoid windows and shelter in place. C-470 is closed from Quebec Street to University Boulevard.

Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish was pronounced dead at the hospital, where other law enforcement soon after formed a large memorial procession heading to the county coroner's office.

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