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DENVER (AP) – Authorities in Colorado say a number of deputies from a sheriff’s office in suburban Denver have been wounded.

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said via its Twitter account that a major highway south of the city was shut down Sunday. Residents in the vicinity were asked to shelter in place, and avoid windows and exterior walls.

No other details were immediately available. The nature of the injuries to the Douglas County deputies wasn’t disclosed. It also wasn’t known how many deputies were involved.


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Law enforcement officers are escorting the body of a deputy killed in a shooting in suburban Denver.

A line of officers on motorcycles and patrol cars left the hospital where the deputy was taken after Sunday’s shooting that followed a domestic disturbance.

Someone stood on the sidewalk holding an American flag as the procession turned onto the street. Two other people unfurled a flag through the fencing of a nearby highway overpass as the procession passed.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was among five deputies and two civilians who were shot at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of Denver. The suspected gunman was also shot and the sheriff’s office says he’s believed to be dead.

Three people suffered noncritical injuries but the conditions of the others haven’t been released.

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