1 deputy dead, four wounded at apartment complex outside of Denver

Marsha Scott
January 1, 2018

The deputies responded to a complaint at a suburban apartment complex in Douglas County, about 16 miles south of Denver, shortly after 5 a.m. MST (noon GMT), Spurlock said.

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In earlier tweets, the sheriff's office stated "multiple deputies down" and residents were being asked to avoid the area. The exact number of casualties is not yet known as police search for the suspect, RT reports. 2 civilians also shot by suspect.

Silknitter lived in Aurora during the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting.

A suspect opened fire on deputies responding to a domestic disturbance, according to the office.

A procession was to take place shortly from Littleton Adventist Hospital in memory of the officer killed, law enforcement officials said.

The sheriff's office has issued a'Code Red on Twitter instructing residents in the area to shelter in place
The sheriff's office has issued a'Code Red on Twitter instructing residents in the area to shelter in place

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

C-470 is closed from Quebec Street to University Boulevard and County Line Road is closed from Colorado Blvd.to University Blvd for the investigation.

We are following breaking news out of Denver.

My heart breaks for all of those affected by the bad tragedy in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff has not yet released the identity of the fallen officer or those who were wounded.

This is an active situation in Colorado that we will be following throughout the day.

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