Multiple deputies down following domestic disturbance call at Colorado apartment complex

Saul Bowman
January 1, 2018

Multiple sheriff's deputies are "down" as reports of an active shooter are being investigated Sunday in the midwestern US state of Colorado. It was not clear how many people checked into the shelter. In all, five deputies were shot.

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.

Two civilian residents of the complex were shot by the gunman and have non-life threatening injuries, Sheriff Tony Spurlock reported at a presser. However, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said his son, Jeff, is among the wounded.

The shootings happened at an apartment complex 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver.

Police in Colorado say a number of officers are "down" following a shooting incident outside Denver.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Sunday it had issued a "code red" alerting civilians in the Highlands Ranch area to stay at home, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls.

Due to this incident, the following agencies are on accident alert: Douglas County, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol.

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