Suspect in Adams County deputy’s death identified

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- A suspect in the death of an Adams County sheriff's deputy was identified Thursday.

Dreion Martise Dearing, 22, was booked on charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer, first-degree murder after deliberation and second-degree burglary.

Two suspects remain at large, but authorities said they believe they have the shooter in custody.

The slain deputy was identified as 31-year-old Heath Gumm. He's survived by his wife and family, according to the Colorado Police Officers Foundation. He had served with the sheriff's office since 2012.

A record search showed Dearing was arrested in Denver in 2013 for armed robbery.

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