ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Adams County District Attorney will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy.

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Dreion Dearing (credit: CBS)

Deputy Heath Gumm died in January while responding to an assault near 88th Avenue and Washington Street in Thornton.

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Deputy Heath Gumm (credit: Adams County)

Dreion Dearing, 22, is accused in the murder.

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Adams County Sheriff Michael McIntosh (credit: CBS)

District Attorney Dave Young filed notice to seek the death penalty.

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