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Multiple deputies injured after shots fired in incident in Denver suburb

01 January, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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One deputy was confirmed dead and the six others were taken to hospitals, the sheriff's office said.

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

One police deputy and a gunman have been killed following a shooting in a residential area south of Denver on Sunday that also left four other deputies and two civilians with gunshot wounds, authorities said.

An emergency call came in just after 6:30 a.m. about a domestic violence incident at Copper Canyon Apartments.




A source in the sheriff's office told KKTV that the situation is "not looking good for us" as deputies were shot at. We love our police and law enforcement - God Bless them all! Another nearby hospital said it received four patients but wouldn't release their conditions.

The sheriff's office issued a code red for any citizens in the affected area.

C-470 was closed in both directions between Quebec Street and University Boulevard, and County Line Road was closed from Colorado Boulevard to University Boulevard for the investigation.

The scene was videotaped and posted on the Douglas County sheriff's Facebook page under the heading: "Motorcade for our fallen deputy".

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