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.
**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
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 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.
UPDATE, we have multiple deputies down, no update on their status. The scene remains active and please avoid the area.— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
In an earlier tweet, the sheriff's office stated there was "an officer down call in the area of County Line Rd between Colorado Blvd and University Blvd."
DCSO is working an officer down call in the area of County Line Rd between Colorado Blvd and University Blvd. This is an active event, please avoid the area.— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
The sheriff's office issued a "Code Red" around 7:15 a.m. local time, asking residents in the area to avoid windows and shelter in place.
A Code Red was sent out regarding this incident. Any citizens in the affected area are instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls. pic.twitter.com/RgutCEqgJA— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report.