Denver: 5 deputies shot, 1 confirmed dead; suspect neutralised

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

Deputy Jason Blanchard was quaoted by the paper as saying: "We have multiple officers down". Deputy should be ok and suspect in custody.

Two civilians were also injured by the suspected gunman, who was killed and is no longer a threat, officials said.

A sheriff's deputy was killed and six other people, including four deputies, were wounded Sunday in what police called a "domestic disturbance" in a residential suburb near Denver, Colorado.

The apartment complex, in Highlands Ranch, an affluent suburban community near Littleton, is described on its website as "one of the friendliest apartments" in the area.

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The DCSO said earlier that citizens should avoid the area, while residents were advised to shelter in place and avoid windows and exterior walls.

"We have multiple deputies down, no update on their status". The landscaped apartment complex is 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver.

The medical condition of the surviving deputies and the nature of their injuries were not immediately known.

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.

  • Megan Austin