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. DoyleTwitter chief faces GOP anger over bias at hearing Live coverage: Social media execs face grilling on Capitol Hill House Dems press FCC chairman for answers on false cyberattack claim MORE, Tom O'Donnell, Taylor Davis and Jeff Pelle. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report 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 GardnerElection Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue Democrats must end mob rule GOP senators praise Haley as 'powerful' and 'unafraid' 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.