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    Colorado shooting: Four police officers injured, one dead

    A police officer has been killed and four others have been injured in an “ambush-style attack” while responding to a verbal disturbance in Colorado.
    The shooting happened at an apartment at Highlands Ranch, south of Denver.
    Authorities confirmed two civilians, thought to be the shooter’s neighbours, were also shot before the suspect was shot and killed by officers.
    Residents in the area were put on “code red” alert and told to stay inside away from windows during the incident.
    People were told to avoid the area while Swat officers responded. A bomb squad was also pictured at the scene.
    At a news conference, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock confirmed the dead officer was 29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who was married with two children.
    He and the other officers were called to the property at about 05:00 (12:00 GMT) after neighbours confirmed about a verbal disturbance involving two male roommates at the property.
    After being let into the apartment, they were shot by the suspect, who police say was known to law enforcement but did not have a criminal record.
    Authorities say he used a rifle to fire at least 100 rounds before being killed. His identity has not yet been released while formal identification takes place.