Wounded Colorado deputy returns to work on limited duty

El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Stone

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado sheriff’s deputy who was badly wounded in a deadly shootout last February has returned to work, although his injuries still limit him to desk work.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Friday that El Paso County Deputy Scott Stone has been conducting background checks since returning on Nov. 8.

Stone was shot in the abdomen on Feb. 5 as he and other officers tried to arrest a suspected car thief in Colorado Springs. Deputy Micah Flick was killed, along with the suspect, Manuel Zetina.

Two other officers and a passerby were injured.

Stone says the bullet is still inside his body, and complications have limited his range of motion and caused other problems. He says he still hopes to return to patrol duty but that could take a year or longer.