Timeline of events in shooting of deputy Heath Gumm revealed in court documents

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- More details about the moments that led to the killing of an Adams County sheriff’s deputy have been released.

An affidavit was released Wednesday, the same day the suspect, 22-year-old Dreion Dearing, was formally charged.

One man said he was watching television and "heard gunfire."

That gunfire took place when Adams County sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm was killed.

The affidavit said a deputy heard Gumm yell, “Police, stop running, don’t be stupid.”

Sheriff’s deputies flooded the neighborhood.

One of the deputies said he saw “several muzzle flashes.” And “deputy Gumm began to return fire."

Another deputy who also tried to fire had a weapon malfunction and was only able to fire two or three rounds.

Then there was silence.

The deputy said, "He began to call out for deputy Gumm and did not get a response.”

Gumm was down. The chase for the suspect was on.

Dearing was captured hiding in a treehouse a few blocks away.

He later told investigators that he drank a six-pack of Bud Light and smoke two blunts in a two- to three-hour period, according to the affidavit.

According to the report, Dearing claims he had passed out in a car and "the next thing he remembers is being drug by a dog and police arresting him.”

Gumm died from a gunshot wound at Denver Health Medical Center.

One man who lives near where Dearing was captured said since the shooting, many investigators have been wanting to talk to him and his children about what they saw.

 

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