A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff's deputies early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. "It was nearly immediately after that" that the suspect shot the officers.
Multiple deputies are "down" in Douglas County, Colorado, KUSA reports. However, the suspect has been shot and is believed to be dead.
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. They say five deputies and two civilians were shot by the suspect. It's not known if they are law enforcement. Another nearby hospital said it received four patients but wouldn't release their conditions.
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'A Code Red was sent out regarding this incident.
Deputies advised citizens at 7:15 a.m.to "shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls". The shooting started at the apartment building, which is located near County Line Road between Colorado Boulevard and University Boulevard.
The Sheriff's Office also issued a tweet stating that Douglas County, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol were all agencies on "accident alert".