One dead after family disturbance, standoff at Douglas County home

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- A 23-year-old man died early Monday morning after a family disturbance led to a SWAT standoff at a home, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies responded to the 6100 block of Westview Circle southwest of Parker near Ponderosa High School at 9 p.m. Sunday on reports of a family disturbance among parents and their adult son.

When deputies arrived, they encountered gunfire coming from the home. They did not return fire but called for reinforcements.

The parents got out safely, but their son remained inside, firing off rounds from the front and back of the home.

A SWAT team was called out and emergency notification calls were placed to residents in the area to shelter in place.

About 1:15 a.m., smoke and flames were seen from the second floor of the home. Firefighters with South Metro Fire Rescue were able to put out the fire.

Just before 3:30 a.m., the SWAT team used smoke bombs and flash bangs to get inside the home, where they found the man dead.

The sheriff's office has not identified the man or said how he died.

No deputies fired their weapons, and there were no other injuries.