One Colorado deputy is dead and two other law enforcement officer were injured following a late afternoon shootout that stemmed from an investigation into a stolen auto, officials tell 13 NEWS' sister-station KKTV, in Colorado Springs.
Three other law enforcement officers and one civilian were injured in the shooting.
Two other deputies shot in the incident were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, the Denver Post reported.
A deputy from the El Paso County Sheriff's Department, Micah Flick, 34, was killed, Sheriff Bill Elder said at the press conference. He is survived by a wife and 7-year-old twins.
In an unrelated incident, a Colorado Springs native salutes as procession of police vehicles follows the hearse carrying the body of University of Colorado-Colorado Springs police officer Garrett Swasey, December 4, 2015, in north Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called the shooting a "senseless act of violence". "State Patrol, sheriff's office and the Colorado Springs Police Department, our hearts are all broken", he said.
Police confirmed the suspect - who has not been identified - died at the scene.
There was a struggle, and the suspect, an adult male, fired at the officers, Carey said.
It's the same city where Deputy Flick was born and raised and family friends say he left behind a great impact.
She says Flick was a true family man, follower of God and he loved his job in law enforcement. One deputy involved in the shooting has died.
The names of the injured officers, the bystander and the suspect were not immediately released.
Tweeted the sheriff's office, 'Our Brother Deputy Flick.
This is Deputy Micah Flick.
Another witness told the Colorado Springs Gazette he heard 8 to 9 shots. Two other sheriff's deputies were shot, but their conditions were unclear Monday night.
We thank all members of law enforcement for their courage and sacrifice to protect our communities on a daily basis.
Gumm, 31, was shot while chasing a suspect.
The one positive outcome has been the tremendous show of support from the public, who have thanked police officers and deputies by donating to memorial funds, buying meals or simply shaking hands, Smith said.