Deputy killed, officers wounded in Colorado Springs shooting

Colorado Deputy Killed After Responding To Vehicle Theft

34-year-old El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick, an 11-year-veteran of the department, was killed Monday afternoon as law enforcement officers investigated a stolen vehicle in east Colorado Springs.

He is survived by his wife and seven-year-old twins. The office called him an "outstanding member who will be missed". All were hospitalized, but the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately released. The male gunman was also killed, and a civilian was wounded in the shooting.

The lone suspect was also killed, authorities said.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said that today was his 11-year anniversary with EPSO.

"This is indeed a hard day for our agencies", Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey said at a press conference.

A deputy is dead and two officers have been shot in Colorado Springs, Gray affiliate KKTV reports.

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Since December 31, two other Colorado sheriff's deputies - Heath Gumm, 31, and Zackari Parrish, 29 - have died after being shot on duty.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the deadly violence against officers is having a grave impact on the state. A civilian was injured and rushed to a local hospital. Two other sheriff's deputies were wounded, but Elder did not disclose their conditions.

She says it's hard to believe this news is even real as she was just with Deputy Flick for the Super Bowl the night before.

On Dec. 31, Douglas County Sheriff's in a shooting at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch.

The shootings send chills through law enforcement families, especially those who have a spouse or partner that leaves home every day to work the streets of their cities and counties, Smith said.

Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm, 31, was shot and killed January 24 during a chase that followed a fight at an apartment complex near Thornton. State patrol, sheriff's office, and the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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