Update: 1 deputy, suspect dead in Colorado officer-involved shooting

Zackari Parrish (Photo courtesy Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office)

DENVER (AP) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on their Facebook page:



The Douglas County sheriff says a suspect fired more than 100 rounds in a shooting that killed one deputy and injured four others, along with two civilians.

Sheriff Tony Spurlock says the unidentified suspect was killed during the Sunday morning shooting in response to an initial report of domestic violence. He likened the attacks on the officers to an ambush.

The slain officer was 29 years old was married with two children and had been with the agency for about seven months.

The four other officers were in stable condition and injuries to the civilians were not life-threatening.



President Donald Trump is offering his condolences to the victims of a shooting in suburban Denver that killed one sheriff’s deputy and wounded six other people, including four deputies.

Trump said on Twitter on Sunday: “My deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting in Douglas County dcsheriff, and their families. We love our police and law enforcement – God Bless them all!”

One sheriff’s deputy was killed and four other deputies were wounded in Sunday’s shooting in Highlands Ranch. Two civilians were also wounded.

Authorities say deputies were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance and were shot. The suspected gunman was also shot and is believed to be dead.

The shooting capped a year of deadly attacks in the United States.


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Law enforcement officers are escorting the body of a deputy killed in a shooting in suburban Denver.

A line of officers on motorcycles and patrol cars left the hospital where the deputy was taken after Sunday’s shooting that followed a domestic disturbance.

Someone stood on the sidewalk holding an American flag as the procession turned onto the street. Two other people unfurled a flag through the fencing of a nearby highway overpass as the procession passed.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was among five deputies and two civilians who were shot at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver. The suspected gunman was also shot and the sheriff’s office says he’s believed to be dead.

Three people suffered noncritical injuries but the conditions of the others haven’t been released.


At least one deputy is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Colorado.

In a tweet, The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said five deputies were shot during the incident, with one being fatally injured.

The office goes on to say the suspect in the case has been shot and is thought to be dead, no longer a threat to the public.

They also said two civilians were shot. Their conditions and those of the remaining deputies are unknown at this time.

Officials said the deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance when the shooting took place.



Authorities in Colorado say a number of deputies from a sheriff’s office in suburban Denver have been wounded.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said via its Twitter account that a major highway south of the city was shut down Sunday. Residents in the vicinity were asked to shelter in place, and avoid windows and exterior walls.

No other details were immediately available. The nature of the injuries to the Douglas County deputies wasn’t disclosed. It also wasn’t known how many deputies were involved.