Colorado police officer shot and killed while on duty, suspect in custody

The 27-year-old officer was responding to a large family disturbance outside of Denver early Sunday morning when he was killed, according to the Arvada Police Department.

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DENVER – A 27-year-old police officer was killed while responding to a call for service Sunday morning outside of Denver, according to his department.

Arvada Police Officer Dillon Michael Vakoff was responding to a large family disturbance with another officer early Sunday morning when he was killed, police said.

The officers arrived to a chaotic scene with several people in the street, Arvada Police Chief Link Strate said in a news conference Sunday. Police received a call about the disturbance at about 1:45 a.m., according to NBC affiliate KUSA of Denver.

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