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Officials: 5 Deputies Shot, 1 Fatally, While Responding To Domestic Incident Near Denver

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBSNewYork/CBS Denver) — Officials in Colorado say five deputies were shot, one of them fatally, while were responding to a domestic incident in Douglas County, just south of Denver.

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced issued a “code red” as first responders initially combed the area after officials say a person opened fire while deputies were responding to the Copper Canyon Apartments for reports of a domestic disturbance.

A Code Red was sent out regarding this incident. Any citizens in the affected area are instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls. pic.twitter.com/RgutCEqgJA

— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017

The suspect struck five deputies in total, killing one of them. Two civilians were also shot by the suspect, who is believed to be deceased.

**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

Officials request that people avoid the area as the investigation continues.

Due to the magnitude of the response, officials say an emergency shelter has been set up at a nearby rec center.

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