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One deputy killed, four others shot in Colorado shooting; two civilians shot

Police car lights (Wikimedia/Matty Ring)
December 31, 2017

Sunday morning five Douglas County Sheriff police deputies were shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

The suspect fired off around 100 rounds with a rifle, taking down the officers all within seconds of each other Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.

The shooting occurred at the Copper Canyon apartment community in Highlands Ranch.

One of the five was killed with the others being taken to a local hospital. Two civilians were also shot by the suspect.

Spurlock identified the deceased officer as 29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who had been on the force for seven months.

The other wounded officers are Deputies Mike Doyle, 28; Taylor Davis, 30; Jeffrey Pelle, 32; and Tom O’Donnell, 31, and are said to be in stable condition.

President Trump tweeted condolences.

The civilians do not have life threatening injuries.

The suspect died during the event but it has not been revealed how he died – either by gunshot wound to himself or if he was shot by police.

Early Sunday morning Colorado Douglas County Sheriff’s office released that “multiple deputies” were down Sunday morning after police responded to an active shooter situation in Littleton, Colorado.

The police were responding to a call at the Copper Canyon apartment complex.

This comes at a time when the prank “swatting” has become more frequent where people place fake 911 calls in to police departments to either prank the police or set them up.