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Denver: 5 deputies shot, 1 confirmed dead; suspect neutralised

Denver: 5 deputies shot, 1 confirmed dead; suspect neutralised

The slain officer was 29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who had worked for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for about seven months.

It isn't yet clear how many officials are hurt or the severity of their injuries.

Sirens blared as the vehicles passed a clutch of people gathered at the corner outside the hospital.

Donald Trump has tweeted his condolences to the victims of the shooting in Highlands Ranch suburb south of Denver, Colorado.

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The sheriff's office also says two civilians were shot by the suspect, but their conditions were not given. However, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said his son, Jeff, is among the wounded. The exact number of casualties is not yet known. In a "code red" alert, the sheriff's office told residents to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls.

The deputies at the scene were responding to reports of a "domestic disturbance" at an apartment complex on East County Line Road in Littleton, Colorado, on the southern outskirts of Denver.

He said four officers arrived at the same time to investigate. 2 civilians also shot by suspect.

The Denver News is reporting that there are reports of multiple deputies shot.


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