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. DoyleDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote One deputy dead, others shot in incident near Denver Can net neutrality be a potent political issue for Democrats? MORE, Tom O'Donnell, Taylor Davis and Jeff Pelle. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti 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 GardnerDurbin: Senators to release immigration bill Wednesday GOP senators eager for Romney to join them Gardner: Bipartisan DACA solution possible despite Trump's 's---hole countries' comment 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.