Bystander Injured In Shooting That Killed Deputy Still In Hospital

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The innocent bystander who was shot in the Colorado Springs gunfight that killed a sheriff’s deputy says he has no feeling in his body from the waist down.

Thomas Villanueva (credit: CBS)

Thomas Villanueva, 28, remains in the hospital and spoke with reporters for the first time on Thursday. The shooting happened on Monday.

LINK: GoFundMe Page To Help Thomas Villanueva

Villanueva said he saw two people fighting over a gun and then he blacked out.

Thomas Villanueva (credit: CBS)

From his hospital bed, Villanueva tearfully said he’s been thinking a lot about Micah Flick — the fallen deputy — and Flick’s family.

“I’m just glad I have my life still,” Villanueva said. “I’m sorry for their family and everything.”

Flick will be laid to rest in a ceremony on Saturday in Colorado Springs.

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