1 officer killed, multiple deputies, civilians injured in Denver shooting

ANI | Updated: Dec 31, 2017 22:34 IST

Denver [USA], December 31 (ANI): One police officer was killed and five others were injured after being shot as they responded to a domestic violence call at a home in Denver, Colorado on Friday.

Two civilians were also shot by the suspect who is believed to be shot dead.

"**Copper Canyon OIS Update**- Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance resulting in shots fired. 5 deputies shot by suspect. 1 deputy confirmed deceased. 2 civilians also shot by suspect. Suspect shot & believed to be dead & no longer a threat. #CopperCanyonOIS," the Douglas County Sheriff's Department tweeted.

Earlier, the department tweeted, "We have multiple deputies down, no update on their status. The scene remains active and please avoid the area".

Residents in the vicinity were asked to shelter in place and avoid the area.

Authorities have set up an emergency shelter in the area to help anybody stranded by the incident.

However, the number of casualties and their condition is not known yet.

Authorities are investigating the incident and most of County Line Road is closed down from Colorado Boulevard to University Boulevard and C-470 is closed from Quebec Street to University Boulevard. (ANI)

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