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Multiple deputies down in Colorado, shelter in place ordered for area residents

Multiple deputies down in Colorado, shelter in place ordered for area residents

While they were investigating, shots were fired.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office tweeted "multiple deputies down" in what remains an active situation.

The deputies were responding to a "shots fired" call early Sunday morning at an apartment complex on the 3400 block County Line Road between Colorado and University Boulevards.

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. "It was nearly immediately after that" that the suspect shot the officers.

The sheriff's office said that the suspect knew police were coming and began firing when they arrived. One deputy was confirmed dead and the six others were taken to hospitals, the sheriff's office said.

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Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree reported receiving three patients with nonlife-threatening injuries.

A Code Red was sent out regarding this incident.

Earlier in the day, the sheriff's office said that "citizens in the affected area are instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls".

An hour later, the sheriff's office tweeted that "multiple deputies" were down but couldn't update their conditions.