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Deputy dead, 3 other officers injured in shooting in east Colorado Springs

Deputy killed 3 officers and civilian...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A deputy is dead and three other officers were injured following a shooting near the Murray Hills Apartments in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon.

Deputy Micah Flick has been identified as the one who died in the shooting. Two other deputies were injured, as well as a Colorado Springs officer. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office tweeted out Tuesday that Deputy Scott Stone is in stable condition and Sergeant Jake Abendshan was treated and released from the hospital Monday night. 

The CSPD officer is in stable condition following surgery Monday night.

Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins. Monday, February 5, was his 11-year anniversary with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. 

A procession was held at around 7:30 p.m.



What we know is that officers were investigating a vehicle theft when the shooting occurred. Law enforcement has confirmed that the suspect, 19-year-old Manuel Zetina, is dead. 

We have received information that a nearby resident, Thomas Villaneuva was also injured in the shooting. He was rushed to the hospital and hospital staff told the family of Villaneuva that he will be paralyzed from the waist down.

The deadly force investigation team has been activated and CSPD is leading the investigation.

Law enforcement agencies across the state have begun to show their support for the life lost. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise Tuesday until sunset on the day of Flick's funeral.











Douglas County Deputy Jeff Pelle, who was injured in the shooting on New Year's Eve, could only use one word on Monday night: 




The Adams County Sheriff's Office, who lost one of their own, Deputy Heath Gumm, on January 24, posted to social media: 




And political figures have issued statements: 

“It is with extreme sadness that we are hearing about the loss of a hero tonight. We at the City of Fountain want to convey our most sincere condolences to Deputy Flick's family and want them to know they are in our thoughts and prayers.  We are forever grateful for the Deputy's brave sacrifice. We are also praying for the other deputies and the officer who were also involved.  To our brothers and sisters in the El Paso County Sheriffs Department and Colorado Springs Police Department, we stand with you and offer any support and assistance that you may need.” - Fountain Mayor Gabriel P. Ortega

"With a heavy heart, I join all of Colorado in mourning the tragic death of El Paso County Deputy Sheriff Detective Micah Flick. The eleven-year veteran was killed in the line of duty tonight in Colorado Springs. Three other El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies and a Colorado Springs Police Officer were injured in the same incident. I ask all of Colorado and the nation to join me in prayer for our law enforcement officers and their families," - Rep. Doug Lamborn, CO-05

“A senseless act of violence has claimed the life of another member of Colorado’s law enforcement family. Late this afternoon, we learned that El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Micah Flick was killed, two other deputies were injured, as was a Colorado Springs police officer and two bystanders. With the recent loss of now three deputies and many others injured, there’s no denying the grave impact this sequence of shootings is having on our state.


“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.” - Governor John Hickenlooper

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