Multiple deputies were reported down after a report of shots fired on Sunday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
About 5:15 a.m., deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at the Copper Canyon Apartment complex at 3404 E. County Line Road, between Colorado and University boulevards.
During the investigation, shots were fired and several deputies were injured, the sheriff’s office said.
The number of injuries is not known. It’s not known if any civilians were injured.
Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree reported treating three patients with nonlife-threatening injuries. It’s not known if they are law enforcement.
Littleton Adventist Hospital reported receiving four patients. The hospital said it could not say what their conditions are or if they are law enforcement.
The sheriff’s office issued a “code red” for any citizens in the affected area. They have been instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls.
An emergency shelter was set up at East Ridge Recreation Center at 9568 University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch.
Anyone who was displaced from their homes was asked to go there during the course of the investigation.
C-470 was closed in both directions between Quebec Street and University Boulevard for the investigation.
UPDATE 0513 this morning deputies responded to he Copper Canyon Apartments for a Domestic Disturbance. During the Investigation, shots were fired and multiple deputies were injured. No status on the deputies and no status on civilian injuries. Please avoid this area.— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
**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— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
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