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5 Deputies Shot in Denver Suburb

One is dead; two civilians also injured; gunman also was shot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 31, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Updated Dec 31, 2017 11:04 AM CST
Multiple Deputies Shot Near Denver
David Morgan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., holds an American flag as a procession of law enforcement vehicles accompany a hearse carrying the body of a sheriff's deputy.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Authorities in Colorado say one deputy has died and four others were wounded, along with two civilians, in a shooting in suburban Denver, reports the AP. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said via Twitter that the shooting happened after deputies were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance in Highlands Ranch early Sunday. The suspected gunman was also shot and is believed to be dead and "no longer a threat." The shootings happened at an apartment complex 16 miles south of Denver. (Read more Denver stories.)

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