The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that a deputy has died following a shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
PIO Deputy Jason Blanchard confirmed for TIME that “multiple” officers were down as a result of the incident just south of Denver. Blanchard declined to offer additional details, but the sheriff’s office later posted on Twitter that five deputies and two civilians were shot during a domestic disturbance call to the Copper Canyon Apartments, with one deputy confirmed to be deceased. The suspect was shot and is believed to be dead, according to the tweet.
**Copper Canyon OIS Update**- Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance resulting in shots fired. 5 deputies shot by suspect. 1 deputy confirmed deceased. 2 civilians also shot by suspect. Suspect shot & believed to be dead & no longer a threat. #CopperCanyonOIS
— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
Police initially deemed the incident an active shooting, but there is no longer an ongoing threat, according to the tweet.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as details become available.