1 deputy killed, multiple shot in shooting near Denver

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 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.

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."

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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