1 deputy killed, 3 other LEOs wounded in Colo. shooting
Deputy Micah Flick was killed on his 11th anniversary with the department
Duty Death: Micah Flick - [Colorado Springs, Colorado]
End of Service: 02/05/2018
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 duty in the state in the past five weeks.
El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick, 34, was killed while he and other officers were investigating a stolen vehicle in Colorado Springs, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Denver, authorities said.
Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey said the officers were struggling with the male suspect when shots were fired.
Two other deputies, a Colorado Springs police officer and a bystander were also shot, authorities said. All were hospitalized, but the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately released.
The lone suspect was also killed, authorities said.
The names of the injured officers, the bystander and the suspect were not immediately released.
Sheriff Bill Elder said Flick, who was killed on his 11th anniversary with the department, is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins.
"Deputy Flick was an outstanding member of my agency and he will be missed," Elder said.
Carey said it was a tough day for all law-enforcement agencies.
"Tonight there is no distinction between our uniforms. State Patrol, sheriff's office and the Colorado Springs Police Department, our hearts are all broken," he said.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the deadly violence against officers is having a grave impact on the state.
This is Deputy Micah Flick.— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) February 6, 2018
Today, on his 11 year anniversary with the @EPCSheriff's office in Colorado, he was shot and killed while responding to a motor vehicle theft investigation.
He was married with 7-year-old twins. pic.twitter.com/XpQ2ei1WH1
"We will once more come together to provide sympathy and strength for the deputy's loved ones and pray for the recovery of those injured," he said in a written statement. "However, we also must come together and say enough is enough. We want each officer, every deputy, to know we are grateful for their service."
Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm was killed Jan. 24 and Douglas County sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish was killed on New Year's Eve.
Gumm, 31, was shot while chasing a suspect. Parrish, 29, was shot in suburban Denver by a man with a history of mental health issues.
Monday's shooting occurred in a neighborhood of single-family homes, apartments and retail stores just east of downtown Colorado Springs, a city of about 465,000.
Television coverage showed dozens of emergency vehicles responding to the scene.
A police command post remained on the scene hours after the shooting, along with about a dozen police cars and multiple officers.
This afternoon, Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed in the line of duty. He is survived by his wife and 7 year old twins. Today was his 11 year anniversary with EPSO, and our hearts are broken. #LoDD— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) February 6, 2018
3 officers shot in Colorado Springs, suspect down: 1 deputy dead— Real News Line (@RealNewsLine) February 6, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Three officers were shot and the suspect is “down” during an incident in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon, a law enforcement source told FOX31 and Channel 2. pic.twitter.com/4N31uStfpz