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Micah Flick, El Paso County sheriff’s deputy shot dead – All you need to know

Micah Flick, El Paso County sheriff’s deputy shot dead – All you need to know

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El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick, 34 has reportedly been shot dead while responding to an emergency. The sudden murder of the affable Flick has shocked the police department and local population.

Officials claim that the incident happened when Flick was responding to a “critical incident” in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Mon., Feb. 5.

The sheriff’s deputy was reportedly shot while he and other police officials were investigating a motor vehicle theft. Micah Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins.

Micah Flick Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook page

He was not teh only one to have been attacked while investigation. Reports suggest that two other people recieved bullet injuries. A Colorado Springs police officer who was shot is in surgery and in stable condition. Two other sheriff’s deputies were shot, but their conditions were unclear Monday night.

In a tweet, the police department said, “This afternoon, Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed in the line of duty. He is survived by his wife and 7 year old twins. Today was his 11 year anniversary with EPSO, and our hearts are broken. #LoDD”

While speaking in a press conference Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey said that the officers were responding to a motor vehicle theft, encountered a suspect, struggled with him and then 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.

In the meantime, in a statement Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed shock over the deadly incident. “We will once more come together to provide sympathy and strength for the deputy’s loved ones and pray for the recovery of those injured…However, we also must come together and say enough is enough. We want each officer, every deputy, to know we are grateful for their service” said the Governor.

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