Colorado Sheriff Orders Shelter in Place: ‘Multiple Deputies Down’

Image posted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office of location of a shooting.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: At 9:32 a.m. local time the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed five deputies were shot by the suspect. One of those deputies is deceased. The suspect was shot and is believed to be dead.

Colorado’s Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports “multiple deputies down” and ordering residents in the area of Colorado Blvd. to University Blvd. in the Highlands Ranch area, which is south of Denver.

Fox News reports that the deputies were responding to “a disturbance call” when the suspect opened fire on them. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies responded to that call about 5:13 a.m. An “officer down” call was first tweeted, only to be followed by a report of “multiple deputies down”:

The Denver Post reports that an “undisclosed number of Sheriff’s deputies were shot Sunday morning and a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team is at the scene.”

At 8:36 am the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted:

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