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El Paso County Sheriff's Office gives information after officer-involved shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a news conference will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday to discuss Monday's fatal officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of Dep. Micah Flick.

"On my first day as sheriff of El Paso County, I was asked what my biggest fear was; my response was that my fear was losing a member of my family to tragedy in the line of duty," Sheriff Bill Elder said after identifying the deputies wounded Monday.

"Last night, that fear became a reality. My heart is broken, not only for the family of Dep. Flick, but for the sheriff's office."

The sheriff's office says Dep. Scott Stone and Sgt. Jake Abendshan were both injured in the shooting, but are recovering. Abendshan was released from the hospital Monday night.

“This is a tough business; I’ve been in this business my entire life. It’s a dangerous profession to be in. Unfortunately, in the past few years, there’s been a lack of respect for the men and women who are there to protect our community. Frankly, it shocks my staff, it shocks the leadership of public safety throughout the country. As much as we hate to admit it, we understand those risks. The senseless violence has got to end.”

Elder said Flick's funeral will be held on Saturday, February 10 at 1 p.m. at New Life Church located at 11025 Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs. Donations can be made to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Foundation for Micah Flick, 1980 Dominion Way, Ste. 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

The crime scene at Murray Hill Apartments was cleared at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The suspect in the shooting was killed. Read our coverage from Monday HERE.

KRDO will live stream the conference, which you can watch by clicking HERE.

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