1 Officer Dead, 4 Other Cops Shot Near Denver

December 31, 2017 Last Updated: December 31, 2017

A police officer was killed and four others were shot after responding to a disturbance near Denver, according to reports.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that five deputies in all were shot, one fatally.

Two civilians “were also shot by [the] suspect,” the office tweeted on Sunday morning, adding that the suspect is “shot and believed to be dead,” and he is “no longer a threat.”

The officers and civilians were shot at the Copper Canyon apartments in Highlands Ranch early Sunday morning. The conditions of the four other officers and civilians are not known.

The sheriff’s office told 11 News earlier that the situation is “not looking good for us.”

People watch a procession of police vehicles escort the hearse carrying the body of a deputy killed in a domestic disturbance where multiple deputies and civilians were shot in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Dec. 31, 2017. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

Steven Silknitter, who lives in the apartment complex, told the Denver Post that he was working when he heard about the shooting.

“She was pretty scared,” Silknitter said, referring to his fiance, who was there. “She kept saying how loud it was.”

According to the Post, one of the injured officers is the son of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle.

The office said earlier that people should avoid the area, and residents were told to shelter in place and avoid windows and exterior walls.

The FBI office in Denver said it’s ready to provide support to the sheriff’s office.

Footage from the scene showed a number of police cars, ambulances, and other officials.

A man and two young boys watch a procession of police vehicles escort the hearse carrying the body of a deputy killed in a domestic disturbance where multiple deputies and civilians were shot in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Dec. 31, 2017. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

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