COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Three officers, two El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies and a Colorado Springs Police officer, have been shot in Colorado Springs.

CBS4 has learned a deputy has died. Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey updated news organizations and said the situation started as a motor vehicle theft near N. Murray Boulevard and Galley Road.

Officers encountered an adult male suspect and shots were fired after officers “struggled” with the suspect.

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Scene of a shooting involving three officers in Colorado Springs. (credit: CBS)

Police say one civilian was shot and taken to the hospital. Three El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies and a Colorado Springs Police officer were also shot.

The CSPD officer is in surgery and listed in stable condition.

Police say the sole suspect is dead, and there is no further threat to the community.

EPC Sheriff Bill Elder says one deputy has died. That deputy was identified as 34-year-old Micah Flick. Officials say he is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins.

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Deputy Micah Flick (credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)

Elder says Flick died on his 11th anniversary of being with the sheriff’s office.

“Micah was an outstanding member of my agency. He will be missed,” said Elder.

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(credit: CBS)

Law enforcement asking public to avoid area.

The shooting has prompted many in the community to call for an end to shootings involving officers, including Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy Jeff Pelle, who was shot and seriously injured in an ambush on New Year’s Eve.

Comments (4)
  1. My heartfelt thanks and condolences for the brave officers and deputies who protect our community here in Colorado Springs and El Paso county

  2. gadgettravels says:

    “The shooting has prompted many in the community to call for an end to officer-involved shootings, including Boulder County Sheriff’s deputy Jeff Pelle, who was shot and seriously injured in an ambush on New Year’s Eve.”

    WTH? What is with tying and equating these with “officer-involved shootings”? More extreme liberal bias from CBS News or an author who doesn’t understand what “officer-involved shooting” means?

    1. Ann Pirie says:

      No matter how many anti-gun laws are passed or calls are made to end officer-involved shootings, the bad guy will always have his/her weapon of choice and I do not want officers standing their reading anyone’s mind. Stay safe and if that means you have to defend yourself against potentially deadly situations, do it.

  3. John Redman says:

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Inalienable. Do you comprehend the meaning of that crucial word? Lets hope when every badge wearing fascist is hanging from the business end of the hangman’s noose that is the last word they hear; Inalienable. Sic Semper Tyrannis.

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