1 officer killed; 4 deputies and 2 other people shot during deadly domestic dispute

Denver, Colorado. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

One sheriff’s deputy was killed and four others shot after police responded to a call about a domestic dispute at an apartment complex in an affluent suburban county outside of Denver, authorities said.

Two other people were also shot in the incident, and the suspect is believed to be dead, police said, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.


The shootings occurred after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex at about 6:30 a.m. local time.

As the incident was still unfolding, police asked people to avoid the area and for those nearby to shelter in place.


In an earlier tweet, the sheriff’s office stated there was “an officer down call in the area of County Line Rd between Colorado Blvd and University Blvd.”


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.


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