Officers shot; 1 killed as officers respond to 'active scene'

Officers shot; 1 killed as officers respond to 'active scene'

Officers shot; 1 killed as officers respond to 'active scene'

Carey said the shooting started during the investigation of a auto 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.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has announced that Deputy Micah Flick was the officer killed in the shooting.

"It is with profound sadness that I say that this afternoon, Deputy Micah Flick, 34 years old, was shot in the line of duty and has died".

"We would encourage everyone to keep Deputy Flick's family in their thoughts and prayers as well as the other people who were injured tonight", Kirby said while addressing media. A Colorado Springs Police Department officer was shot as well and is now in surgery and is stable. A civilian was also injured and taken to a hospital.

In addition to the slain deputy, the same sources tell 11 News at least two other officers were shot and injured and the suspects are likely down.

Both the Colorado Springs Police and El Paso County Sheriff departments were on scene, though they didn't offer any more information. Today was his 11th anniversary with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Police confirmed all suspects are accounted for. We are also praying for the other deputies and the officer who were also involved.

Police Chief Pete Carey said that an adult male suspect was approached, when a struggle began and shots were fired.

Deputy Flick leaves behind a wife and 7-year-old twin daughters.

Calls to police were not answered, and officials didn't immediately respond to emails. "Definitely a sad day for our community and we will get through it together".

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper released a statement Monday to say the deadly violence against officers is having a grave impact on the state and that Flick's death was a "senseless act of violence".

The condition of the other officers is unknown.

Monday's 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.

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