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'Multiple Deputies' Injured in Shooting South of Denver

01 January 2018

A source in the sheriff's office told KKTV that the situation is "not looking good for us" as deputies were shot at. Of the five deputies wounded, one died.

Lauren Lekander, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office, said the deputies who were shot had been responding to a disturbance call shortly before 6 a.m. local time.

The Copper Canyon complex is on County Line Road, between Colorado Boulevard and University Boulevard. She did not specify whether these were law enforcement officers or civilians. "The scene remains active and please avoid the area", the sheriff's office tweeted earlier in the day.

People in the area are being advised to shelter in place and others are being asked to avoid the area.

The entrance to the hospital was draped with a large white sheet to shield the deputy's body from view as it was loaded into the hearse, which had a Douglas County Sheriff's Office logo affixed the door.

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County officials were setting up an emergency shelter for those displaced by the incident, citing the "size and scope of the investigation".

The scene was videotaped and posted on the Douglas County sheriff's Facebook page under the heading: "Motorcade for our fallen deputy". Those interested in donating can find more information here.

My heart breaks for all of those affected by the bad tragedy in Douglas County. There was no immediate word on the condition of the injured officers or civilians.

This is a breaking news story.

'Multiple Deputies' Injured in Shooting South of Denver