One deputy killed, three other law enforcement officers wounded following Colorado shooting

Feb. 5 2018 by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Deputy Micah Flick is shown. He became the third officer to be gunned down in the line of duty in the state in the past five weeks. (El Paso County Sheriff

Deputy killed, 4 others wounded in Colorado Springs

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office in a Facebook statement told of Flick being fatally wounded on Monday along with three other law enforcement officers and a bystander following an altercation with a suspected vehicle thief.

Deputy Flick was one of three deputies, a Colorado Springs Police officer and a civilian who were all shot in the situation.

El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed by a male suspect.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it also responded. The veteran police officer is survived by his wife and two seven year old twin children. State patrol, sheriff's office, and the Colorado Springs Police Department.

As of Monday evening, Chief Carey said the police officer was in surgery and in stable condition.

Hickenlooper also urged Colorado residents to provide sympathy to Flick's family and to pray for the wounded.

She says Flick was a true family man, follower of God and he loved his job in law enforcement. With the recent loss of now three deputies and many others injured, there's no denying the grave impact this sequence of shootings is having on our state.

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The names of the other victims and suspect were not released. Two other sheriff's deputies were wounded, but Elder did not disclose their conditions.

Flick was a detective and had served in jail as security, in court as transportation, on the special response team and on patrol, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said during a news conference. Dep. Heath Gumm, with the Adams County Sheriff's Office, died on January 24 while responding to an "assault in progress".

Another witness told the Colorado Springs Gazette he heard 8 to 9 shots.

Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm was shot and killed the night of Jan 24 while search for a suspect related to an assault call.

"We are devastated by this senseless act against law enforcement who put their lives on the line to protect our communities".

Others didn't want to waste the opportunity to show their support.

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