1 deputy dead, four wounded at apartment complex outside of Denver

Lucy Bush
January 1, 2018

DCSO was involved in a pursuit following an attempted felony stop.

Deputy Jason Blanchard was quaoted by the paper as saying: "We have multiple officers down".

A number of Sheriff's deputies were shot Sunday morning near Denver and a SWAT team is at the scene of the home, Douglas County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lauren Lekander told the Denver Post. Deputy should be ok and suspect in custody.

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The suspect, who Spurlock believed was in the apartment with at least one other person, fired more than 100 rounds before he was shot by police.

The Sheriff's office issued a "code red" in the surrounding area, advising residents nearby to stay indoors and avoid windows.

The apartment complex, in Highlands Ranch, an affluent suburban community in the county, is described on its website as "one of the friendliest apartments" in the area.

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The shooting happened at a landscaped apartment complex 16 miles south of Denver.

The cops had not yet disclosed the nature of the injuries to the Douglas County deputies. It said multiple deputies were injured but did not give their conditions.

The sheriff's office said that the suspect knew police were coming and began firing when they arrived. He previously was with the Castle Rock Police Department.

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