Carey said the shooting started during the investigation of a vehicle theft around 4 p.m. Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol all came to the scene at the Murray Hill apartments on the city's east side.
El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed Monday during a struggle with a male suspect with a gun. Elder said that Monday was the 11th anniversary of Flick's hiring at the sheriff's department.
Flick, who was called an "outstanding member" of the department, is the third sheriff's deputy shot and killed in the line of duty in the state of Colorado since December 31.
One civilian was also wounded by gunfire and transported to an area hospital.
The shooting suspect was also killed. - Fountain Mayor Gabriel P. Ortega " With a heavy heart, I join all of Colorado in mourning the tragic death of El Paso County Deputy Sheriff Detective Micah Flick.
Our sister station KKTV reports at least three officers were shot Monday afternoon in Colorado Springs, one is dead.
A Colorado Springs police officer is in surgery and is in stable condition and three sheriff's deputies were wounded by gunshot and transported to an area hospital.
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5 p.m.: Sources confirm an El Paso County deputy was shot and killed in some sort of shootout with suspects Monday afternoon.
"This is indeed a hard day for our agencies". He is survived by a wife and 7-year-old twins.
Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado expressed his sympathies for "these fearless, selfless heroes" on Twitter and said that his "heart breaks for this deputy and his family". He also offered his gratitude to "each officer, every deputy" for their service.
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings Tuesday.
The fatal shooting occurred in a neighborhood of single-family homes, apartments and retail stores just east of downtown Colorado Springs, a city of about 465,000.