ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Adams County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was shot and killed near 88th Avenue and Dawson Street, near Washington Avenue.

They say deputies responded to an assault on Dawson Street before 7 p.m.

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Scene of ‘officer down’ in Adams County (credit: CBS)

When they arrived, a suspect ran away and deputies began looking for him.

They later contacted a man who matched a suspect’s descriptions. Authorities say that man ran from them and led them behind a home. When deputies caught up to him, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot at deputies.

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(credit: CBS)

One bullet hit a deputy in the chest which ultimately killed him. The suspect again ran away.

Authorities say two suspects are still at large and considered dangerous. They are described as light-skin or Hispanic males wearing all black. One other suspect is in custody.

 

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Deputies are asking the public to stay away from the area and away from doors and windows.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to call 720-322-1313 for any information about this incident.

Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a statement on Wednesday night’s deadly shooting:

“Tonight we watched as a community was on edge and a sheriff’s deputy was shot while responding to a call in Adams County. We are deeply saddened to learn that the deputy has died from injuries sustained in the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the family and friends of the deputy killed. The investigation is ongoing and authorities continue to work to restore calm to the area.”

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