Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in 'ambush' attack

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One deputy is dead and four others were shot after an early morning domestic disturbance at a Highlands Ranch apartment complex, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. So far there have been no reports as to their status, nor on any civilian casualties. He's survived by a wife and two young children.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office tweeted "multiple deputies down" in what remains an active situation. Five deputies were shot, one fatally, when they responded to a "verbal disturbance" at 5:14 AM New Year's Eve Sunday.

The officers "were shot very, very quickly", Spurlock told reporters. We love our police and law enforcement -God Bless them all!

People in the area are being advised to shelter in place and others are being asked to avoid the area.

County officials set up an emergency shelter for those displaced by the incident, citing the "size and scope of the investigation".

President Trump tweeted his "deepest condolences to the victims of the bad shooting in Douglas County. and their families".

The four injured officers, who range in age from 28 to 41, were in stable condition, and the two civilian injuries were not life-threatening.

We also hope for a speedy recovery for the Douglas County deputies and the Castle Rock police officer injured in the incident, as well as the residents who also were affected.

This breaking story will be updated.

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