In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock identified the fallen deputy as 29-year-old Zachary Parish. Parish had worked for the Douglas County Sheriff's office for two years.
Spurlock also said the four other deputies who had been shot were in stable condition. The perpetrator also shot two civilians.
Spurlock would not identify the shooter because he had not received a positive ID from the coroner's office. He did, however, reveal that officers were familiar with the suspect, but that he had no criminal history. Spurlock said that the suspect used a rifle, but that he did not know the exact type of firearm.
At least one deputy has died and four more have been shot following a domestic disturbance in Colorado Sunday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
A livestream of the area shows officers prepping for a funeral procession.
Two civilians were also shot by the suspect, who is believed to be dead, the office posted to Twitter.
The officers involved were responding to Copper Canyon Apartments following reports of a domestic disturbance, the office said.
The scene was active for multiple hours.
The landscaped apartment complex is 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver.
Residents in the vicinity were advised to stay inside and avoid exterior walls and windows. Law enforcement agencies including the Parker Police Department, the Lone Tree Police Department, the Castle Rock Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol were lending assistance.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
There are "multiple deputies down" in a shooting Sunday near Denver, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's office.
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
The office has no further updates on the officers' conditions,<b> according to The New York Times</b>.
“We have multiple officers down,” Deputy Jason Blanchard said in a telephone interview with the Times Sunday.
The scene is active, Blanchard said. The gunman has yet to be taken into custody.
Lauren Lekander, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, told the Times the deputies had been responding to a disturbance call shortly before 6 a.m. Colorado time. A SWAT team was responding, she said.