March 20, 2018

Multiple deputies injured after shots fired in incident in Denver suburb

01 January 2018, 01:12 | Marta Robbins

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Two civilians were also injured by the suspect's gunfire. The suspect was also shot and believed to be dead, the office said.

Just after 5 a.m., deputies responded to the incident at the Copper Canyon apartment complex.

The Douglas County Sheriff has not yet released the identity of the fallen officer or those who were wounded.

The Sheriff's office tweeted that "due to the size and scope of this investigation an emergency shelter has been set up" at a nearby recreation center.

Pelle posted on his personal Facebook page that "Jeff is finishing surgery".

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

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Douglas County Sheriff's Office tweeted deputies responded to a domestic disturbance Sunday morning that resulted in shots being fired. He called home, waking up his fiance.

"She was pretty scared", he said.

Earlier in the day, the sheriff's office said that "citizens in the affected area are instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls".

State Patrol, and a SWAT team has been sent to the scene.

Silknitter lived in Aurora during the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting.

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