One deputy killed, 4 people injured in Colorado Springs shooting

  • One deputy was killed and four other people were injured during a shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • The slain deputy was investigating a vehicle theft.
  • The suspect was killed at the scene.

One deputy has been killed and three law-enforcement officials were injured during a shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday afternoon, according to the Denver Post.

Deputy Micah Flick of the El Paso County Sheriff’s office was killed by a male gunman during a vehicle theft investigation, Sheriff Bill Elder said in a press conference, according to ABC News. Flick, whose 11th anniversary at the sheriff’s department was on Monday, was 34-years-old and is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins.

Two deputies, a Colorado Springs police officer, and one civilian were also injured, ABC News reported.

The alleged gunman was reportedly killed at the scene and there were no additional suspects.

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

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

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado also offered his condolences and offered support for those “who put their lives on the line to protect our communities.”