Deputy killed in Douglas County apartment complex shooting identified
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 01, 2018,
Jan 01, 2018, 0:48
A deputy was killed and four others were injured in a shooting following a domestic disturbance call in a Denver suburb Sunday morning, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
The medical condition of the surviving deputies and the nature of their injuries were not immediately known.
Parrish is survived by his wife and two young children.
"I do know that all of them were shot very, very quickly".
A Code Red alert has been issued by the sheriff's department, warning citizens to stay indoors as the shooter is believed to still be at large.
Parrish's first law enforcement job was at the Morrison Police Department, where he served as a reserve officer from June 28, 2014, until the end of that year. "The scene remains active and please avoid the area", the sheriff's office tweeted earlier in the day.More news: Today's Google Doodle is an Ode to the Winter Solstice
A major road was shut down after the shootout in Highlands Ranch, and residents in the vicinity were asked to shelter in place, and avoid windows and exterior walls.
US President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the shooting victims.
County officials were setting up an emergency shelter for those displaced by the incident, citing the "size and scope of the investigation".
Deputy Jason Blanchard was quaoted by the paper as saying: "We have multiple officers down". He previously was with the Castle Rock Police Department.
9NEWS has a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information is released.