COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One deputy was killed and three other law enforcement officers were shot in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon, officials said.
El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Micah Flick, 34, was shot and killed by a male suspect. Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins.
The sheriff’s office called him an “outstanding member who will be missed.”
Flick marked his 11th anniversary with the sheriff’s office on Monday.
Our Brother Deputy Flick. End of Watch, February 5, 2018 pic.twitter.com/EkCLTICtfl
— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) February 6, 2018
A Colorado Springs police officer underwent surgery and is in stable condition, and two sheriff’s deputies were wounded by gunshot and taken to a hospital.
One civilian was also wounded by gunfire and taken to a hospital.
The lone suspect was killed, police said.
The Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Murray Boulevard and Galley Road in Colorado Springs about 4 p.m. on a report of a vehicle theft.
“They encountered an adult male suspect, a struggle ensued and shots were fired,” Colorado Springs police chief Pete Carey said.
The shooting happened in an area of single-family homes, apartments and retail stores just east of downtown.
Flick is the third Colorado sheriff’s deputy killed since New Year’s Eve.
On Dec. 31, Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Zackari Parrish was shot and killed during an ambush at a Highlands Ranch apartment complex.
Three other deputies, a Castle Rock Police Department SWAT officer and two civilians were wounded in the shooting.
Adams County sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm was killed on Jan. 24 when deputies responded to an assault in progress call when a man pulled out a handgun and started shooting in the 8700 block of Dawson Street.
When news of the incident broke, several other law enforcement agencies from around Colorado took to Twitter to send thoughts and prayers to the sheriff’s and police departments.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 6, 2018
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) February 6, 2018
— Thornton Police Dept (@ThorntonPolice) February 6, 2018