'Multiple deputies down' after shots fired at apartment complex in Colorado

'Deputies down' after shots fired in Colorado
Posted at 7:30 AM, Dec 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-31 15:07:25-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- One deputy was killed and six other people injured, including four deputies after a shooting at an apartment complex in Colorado Sunday. 

Authorities in Colorado reported that multiple deputies were down Sunday morning after shots were fired at an apartment complex.

The department later released a statement saying 5 deputies and two civilians had been shot. The deputy killed has been identified as 29-year-old Zachary Parish. The suspect is believed to be dead and no longer a threat. 

According to KGTV sister station KMGH, the shooting happened early Sunday morning at the Copper Canyon Apartments. 

Deputies responded to the apartments after receiving reports of a domestic disturbance. 

Once on scene, shots were fired and "multiple deputies were injured," according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. 

Following reports of shots fired, the sheriff’s office issued a code red and instructed residents in the area to shelter in place.

In live video, dozens of authorities could be seen standing by in what appeared to be a parking lot.