One deputy dead, others shot in incident near Denver
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One officer was killed and four other deputies were shot after responding to a disturbance near Denver on Sunday.

The incident took place at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch, Colo., which is roughly 15 miles south of Denver, around 5:15 a.m. 

The call, which was thought to be domestic issue, turned out to be an unrelated disturbance. 

Douglas County Sherrif Tony Spurlock described the incident as an "ambush type of attack" because the suspect was aware the police were coming. 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said two civilians were also shot, and the suspect is dead. 

The office had initially said that there were "multiple deputies down" after they responded to a domestic disturbance call and shots were fired.

Police told residents to avoid the area.



"They went into the house at the same time," Spurlock said in a press conference on Sunday. 

"All of them were shot very, very quickly," he continued. 

Zackari Parrish was identified as the officer who was killed in the attack. 

He had served in the department for seven months before he was killed. 

The wounded officers were identified as Mike DoyleMichael (Mike) F. DoyleFCC defends GOP commissioners' appearance at CPAC House Dems, GOP clash over internet 'fast lanes' Live coverage: Zuckerberg faces second day on Capitol Hill MORE, Tom O'Donnell, Taylor Davis and Jeff Pelle. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRand's reversal advances Pompeo New allegations could threaten Trump VA pick: reports President Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit MORE offered his condolences to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department on Sunday, and the FBI tweeted it had offered its full support.  


Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerPoll: Almost two-thirds of Texas voters support legal recreational marijuana House, Senate GOP compete for cash Overnight Cybersecurity: Senators want info on 'stingray' surveillance in DC | Bills to secure energy infrastructure advance | GOP lawmaker offers cyber deterrence bill MORE (R-Colo.) said his "heart breaks for all of those affected" by the attack. 

"Our law enforcement officers work tirelessly every day to keep our communities safe and today all of Colorado stands with our law enforcement community," he continued. 

— This post was updated at 3:26 p.m.