Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

1 officer killed, 3 injured during shooting in Colorado Springs

1 officer killed, 3 injured during shooting in Colorado Springs

Late this afternoon, we learned that El Paso County Sheriff's Office Deputy Micah Flick was killed, two other deputies were injured, as was a Colorado Springs police officer and two bystanders.

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

Authorities said Flick and other officers were investigating a stolen vehicle in Colorado Springs when they approached a suspect, struggled with him and gunfire began. The male gunman was also killed, and a civilian was wounded in the shooting.

"Our thoughts are with the family of El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick and the three wounded officers", Democrat Michael Bennet said.

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A Colorado Springs police officer who was shot is in surgery and in stable condition.

The names of the other victims and suspect were not released. Officials said two are deputies with the sheriff's office and the third is an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

A procession took Deputy Flick's body to the coroner's office Monday evening.

It's the same city where Deputy Flick was born and raised and family friends say he left behind a great impact.

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"We lost our friend today and we just want people to know that he was a good cop, he was a good husband, he was a good friend, he was a good father", she said.

Hickenlooper ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at public buildings across the state beginning Tuesday and lasting until sunset on the day of Flick's funeral.

In the last 36 days, we have lost three members of local law enforcement.

In this photo, law enforcement officers enter the emergency room at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs where some injured people were transported from an active shooting near a shopping center November 27, 2015. "State Patrol, sheriff's office and the Colorado Springs Police Department, our hearts are all broken", he said. Adams County deputy Heath Gumm was shot and killed on January 25 by a suspect after an assault call. The suspect was not named, but died at the scene.

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Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm died January 24 while chasing a suspect wanted in connection with a fight at an apartment complex.

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