A sheriff’s deputy in suburban Denver’s Douglas County was killed and four others were wounded at the scene of a domestic incident.
A sheriff’s deputy was killed and four others were wounded Sunday in a shooting in suburban Denver that capped a year of deadly attacks in the U.S., the Associated Press reports. Two civilians were also injured. The shooting happened after deputies were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The suspected gunman was also shot and is believed to be dead.
Shots were fired in the course of the investigation at the Copper Canyon Apartments, a landscaped complex 16 miles south of Denver, the sheriff’s office said. Residents in the vicinity were advised to stay inside and avoid exterior walls and windows. A hospital where three people were taken for treatment says those people suffered noncritical injuries. The shooting occurred on the final day of a year that saw the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in Las Vegas.