Multiple deputies injured after shots fired in incident in Denver suburb

Deputies Down Colorado

Authorities in Colorado say five deputies were shot and one has died after a shooting outside Denver.

"All of them were shot very, very quickly and they all went down nearly within seconds of each other", Spurlock told reporters at a news conference, calling it an "ambush-type" attack.

The deputy shot and killed in Douglas County Sunday morning has been identified as Zackari Parrish III.

An hour later, the sheriff's office tweeted that "multiple deputies" were down but couldn't update their conditions. Any citizens in the affected area are instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls, ' read the post sent out around 6.15am local time.

A procession for the fallen officer will take place from Littleton Hospital.

Two civilians also were shot and the suspect was shot and killed by police, Sheriff Tony Spurlock said. We love our police and law enforcement - God Bless them all!

"We have multiple officers down", said Deputy Jason Blanchard of the incident at Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch.

An emergency shelter has been set up at Highlands Ranch Recreation Center at Eastridge at 9568 S University Blvd.

This is a breaking news story. It's also minutes from Columbine, where, in 1999, two teens gunned down 12 students and one teacher at that neighborhood's high school, and wounded 21 more students, before taking their own lives.

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