Colorado Police Say ‘Multiple Deputies Down’ in Shooting Near Denver

December 31, 2017 Updated: December 31, 2017

Several officers in Colorado were shot while responding to a disturbance in Douglas County, near Denver, on Sunday, Dec. 31, according to media reports.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team is responding to a home near the 3400 block of County Line Road, the Denver Post reported.

“We have multiple officers down,” said Deputy Jason Blanchard of the shooting in Highlands Ranch. “We are not giving numbers or status at this point, we are still working on getting the suspect in custody.”

At around 10:40 p.m. ET, the office tweeted: “This morning deputies responded to the Copper Canyon Apartments for a Domestic Disturbance. During the Investigation, shots were fired and multiple deputies were injured. No status on the deputies and no status on civilian injuries. Please avoid this area.”

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office added in an earlier tweet that residents need to shelter in place and avoid windows.

The deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance call around 5.15 a.m. Sunday at the Copper Canyon Apartments on the 3400 block County Line Road. (Google Maps)
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT is responding to a home near the 3400 block of County Line Road. (KDVR/screenshot)

“DCSO is working an officer down call in the area of County Line Rd between Colorado Blvd and University Blvd. This is an active event, please avoid the area,” it tweeted.

The officers were shot while responding to a disturbance call at around 6 a.m. local time, the Denver Post reported.

The sheriff’s office, meanwhile, told 11 News that the incident is “not looking good for us.”

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