Deputy fatally shot while investigating a stolen vehicle

Posted February 06, 2018

One sheriff's deputy was killed and three other law enforcement officers were wounded Monday afternoon in El Paso County, Colo., officials said.

One deputy was killed and a second deputy was injured, as well as a Colorado Springs police officer.

"Deputy Flick was an outstanding member of my agency and he will be missed", added Sheriff Bill Elder.

Police remained in the area hours after the shooting, while other officers and bystanders lined the streets to watch as a procession drove Flick's body from a local hospital to the county coroner's office. The male gunman was also killed, and a civilian was wounded in the shooting.

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

Colorado Springs Police tweeted earlier that "all suspects are accounted for". Names of the suspects have not yet been released.

The suspect in this case was killed, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

They were investigating a motor vehicle theft. The suspect died on scene.

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado expressed his sympathies for "these courageous, selfless heroes" on Twitter and said that his "heart breaks for this deputy and his family".

"This is indeed a hard day for our agencies", Carey said. He leaves behind a wife and 7-year-old twins.

5 p.m.: Sources confirm an El Paso County deputy was shot and killed in some sort of shootout with suspects Monday afternoon.

The governor ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at all public buildings tomorrow until the day of Deputy Flick's funeral.

Hickenlooper said in a written statement that the deadly violence against officers is having a chilling impact and the state "must come together and say enough is enough". "However, we also must come together and say enough is enough". He also offered his gratitude to "each officer, every deputy" for their service.

The shooting happened east of The Citadel Mall and dozens of law-enforcement vehicles responded to the incident, the Post reported.