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 passes controversial rule changing how it handles consumer complaints Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers eye ban on Chinese surveillance cameras | DOJ walks back link between fraud case, OPM breach | GOP senators question Google on Gmail data | FCC under pressure to delay Sinclair merger review House Dems worry FCC move to 'streamline' complaints will hurt consumers MORE, Tom O'Donnell, Taylor Davis and Jeff Pelle. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' 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 GardnerMcConnell calls for Senate hearings on Russia sanctions GOP seeks separation from Trump on Russia Republican bill aims to deter NATO members from using Russian pipeline 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.