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Released Monday, Feb. 5, 2018|6:13 p.m.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– A Colorado sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed on Monday, the third officer to be gunned down in the line of responsibility in the state in the past five weeks.
El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick, 34, was eliminated while he and other officers were investigating a taken vehicle in Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver, authorities stated.
Colorado Springs Authorities Chief Pete Carey said the officers were having problem with the male suspect when shots were fired.
2 other deputies, a Colorado Springs policeman and an onlooker were likewise shot, authorities said. All were hospitalized, however the degree of their injuries wasn’t right away launched.
The only suspect was also killed, authorities stated.
The names of the hurt officers, the bystander and the suspect were not right away released.
Jason Adams, 52, who lives nearby, informed the Colorado Springs Gazette he heard gunshots and ran to the scene, which he described as a “war zone.”
Tv protection revealed dozens of emergency situation cars reacting to the scene.
Adams said he saw emergency responders having the tendency to three individuals lying on the ground, among whom appeared to have bullet wounds in the side of his upper body.
A cops command post remained on the scene hours after the shooting, along with about a lots police cars and multiple officers.
Constable Bill Senior citizen stated Flick, who was eliminated on his 11th anniversary with the department, is made it through by his better half and 7-year-old twins.
” Deputy Flick was an impressive member of my firm and he will be missed,” Senior said.
Carey stated it was a difficult day for all law-enforcement firms.
” Tonight there is no difference between our uniforms. State Patrol, sheriff’s office and the Colorado Springs Cops Department, our hearts are all broken,” he stated.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the lethal violence against officers is having a grave effect on the state.
” We will again come together to offer sympathy and strength for the deputy’s liked ones and wish the recovery of those hurt,” he said in a composed statement. “However, we likewise must come together and state enough suffices. We want each officer, every deputy, to know we are grateful for their service.”
Hickenlooper ordered flags flown at half-staff in Flick’s honor.
Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm was killed Jan. 24 and Douglas County sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was eliminated on New Year’s Eve.
Gumm, 31, was shot while chasing a suspect. Parrish, 29, was shot in suburban Denver by a guy with a history of mental health concerns.
Monday’s shooting occurred in a community of single-family homes, houses and stores just east of downtown Colorado Springs, a city of about 465,000.