One sheriff's deputy was killed and four others shot after police responded to a call about a disturbance at an apartment complex in an affluent suburban county outside of Denver, authorities said.
The four other officers who were injured are in stable condition, and the two civilians suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Parrish, 29, a married father of two young children, had been with the department for about seven months. The sheriff's office tweeted he is believed to be "no longer a threat".
The Sheriff's office reports that an unidentified suspect was shot dead.
The office reported on Twitter around 6:45 a.m. that one deputy was shot. We love our police and law enforcement -God Bless them all!More news: Saudi Arabia releases 2 more princes in corruption case
"All of them were shot very, very quickly", he said. "The scene remains active and please avoid the area", the sheriff's office tweeted earlier in the day.
As the incident was still unfolding, police asked people to avoid the area and for those nearby to shelter in place.
County officials set up an emergency shelter for those displaced by the incident, citing the "size and scope of the investigation". Jaime and I are praying for the citizens and Deputies injured at the scene, and our hearts go out to the family of the Deputy who was fatally wounded.
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