December 31, 2017

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Breaking News: Multiple Deputies Down in Shooting South of Denver (Active)

Latest: Sheriff sets up emergency shelter for displaced residents:

Due to the size and cope of this investigation an emergency shelter has been set up @ East Ridge Rec Center, located at 9568 University Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. If anyone has been displaced from their homes due to this event please feel free to head there.

— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017

Earlier: Domestic disturbance led to shots fired, via Douglas County Sheriff:

UPDATE 0513 this morning deputies responded to he 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.

— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017

GlobalNews has live aerial video at the scene.

Earlier: 3 officers taken to hospital. No status given:

Douglas County Sheriff has 3 officers shot in Highlands Ranch transported to Littleton hospital; requesting bed count in the event of additional casualties

— RUCODE4 (@IM_Code4) December 31, 2017

Fox News and the Douglas County Sheriff (via Twitter):

Police in a Colorado city just outside of Denver said “multiple deputies” are down after being shot while responding to a disturbance call early Sunday.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that citizens in Highlands Ranch should shelter in place and avoid windows.

NBC News reports the SWAT team is on the scene. Douglas County sheriff says the situation is active. Residence of Highland Ranch should stay inside and away from windows.

UPDATE: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is reporting ‘multiple deputies down' in shots fired call at apartment complex near County Line Rd.:

— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) December 31, 2017

The Douglas County Sheriff’s twitter handle is @DCSheriff:

UPDATE, we have multiple deputies down, no update on their status. The scene remains active and please avoid the area.

— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017

Due to this incident, the following agencies are on accident alert. Douglas County, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol.

— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017

About the Location of the Incident

About Highlands Ranch, Colorado:

Highlands Ranch has received national recognition for its great quality of life and amenities. Our community has been named by NerdWallet as one of the best places to raise families in Coloradorecognized nationally by Forbes as one of the top places to move in the nation.  Business Week also named Highlands Ranch one of the best places to raise kids. Not only is Highlands Ranch receiving accolades, so is Douglas County. In August 2014, Douglas County ranked second in Movoto Real Estate’s 10 Best Counties in America list.

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