Five deputies shot, one dead in suburban Denver

Five deputies shot, one dead in suburban Denver

Five deputies shot, one dead in suburban Denver

Parrish had been on the force for only seven months.

He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

The incident in Douglas County prompted a shelter in place for residents in the area where the shooting occurred.

Five deputies have been shot, one fatally, and two civilians were wounded during a domestic disturbance in Colorado Sunday morning.

Shots were fired in the course of the investigation at the Copper Canyon Apartments, a landscaped complex 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver, the sheriff's office said.

A Code Red alert has been issued by the sheriff's department, warning citizens to stay indoors as the shooter is believed to still be at large.

The sheriff's office said that the suspect knew police were coming and began firing when they arrived.

Littleton Adventist Hospital reported receiving four patients. It's not known if they are law enforcement. The shooting started at the apartment building, which is located near County Line Road between Colorado Boulevard and University Boulevard. Those interested in donating can find more information here.

Deputy Jason Blanchard was quaoted by the paper as saying: "We have multiple officers down".

The deputies who were injured crawled to safety, but could not pull Parrish out of the way.

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

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