At least 1 deputy dead, more injured following shooting in Colorado

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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.

Two civilians were also shot by the suspect, who is believed to be dead, the office posted to Twitter. The incident occurred in an apartment building in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

A press conference was held at 12 p.m. local time. Officers said they won't be holding another presser but will be sharing information about the officers currently in the hospital through social media.

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.

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