Police respond to “critical incident” in Colorado Springs, one officer killed


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said they responded to a “critical incident” after local reports of three officers being shot and one deputy killed in the line of duty. Authorities responded to the scene in the area of N. Murray Boulevard and Galley Road.

CBS affiliate KKTV posted images that showed police cruisers and ambulances at the crime scene.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said they were “working a critical incident” and “all suspects were accounted for.” The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said it was also responding.

Deputy Micah Flick, 34, has died after being shot in the line of duty, according to El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder during a Monday evening press conference. Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins. Monday marked his 11th anniversary on the job. He was born Aug. 20, 1983.

Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey also said during the press conference that the officers were responding to a motor vehicle theft when gun shots rang out around 4 p.m. local time. A civilian was injured and rushed to a local hospital. Two El Paso County Sheriff officers were struck and are hospitalized. A male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

One Colorado Springs Police officer was wounded and in surgery. His condition wasn’t immediately known.

The names of three other victims haven’t been released.

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