Two civilian residents of the complex were shot by the gunman and have non-life threatening injuries, Sheriff Tony Spurlock reported at a presser. 1 deputy confirmed deceased.
"We have multiple officers down", Douglas County, Colorado, Sheriff's Deputy Jason Blanchard told The New York Times earlier Sunday. They say five deputies and two civilians were shot by the suspect. A motorcade escorted the body of the fallen officer from a nearby hospital in Littleton, Colo.
A SWAT team responded to the scene, according to a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's office, and a major highway south of the city was shut down. The sheriff's office tweeted he is believed to be "no longer a threat". Parker could not comment on the conditions of these patients. "Please avoid this area".
County officials set up an emergency shelter for those displaced by the incident, citing the "size and scope of the investigation".
During an accident alert, drivers involved in wrecks are asked not to call law enforcement unless a driver is impaired, it's a hit and run, someone is injured or dead or if damaged vehicles are blocking the road.
The slain officer was 29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who had worked for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for about seven months.
"My heart breaks for all of those affected by the bad tragedy in Douglas County".
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