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El Paso County deputy killed and three officers wounded; a city mourns

An El Paso County sheriff's deputy was killed and two more deputies and a Colorado Springs police officer were injured in a shooting Monday night, sending the region into shock and mourning.

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Two deputies hug at the scene of an officer-involved shooting that left at least one El Paso County sheriff's deputy dead Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Deputy death
A very somber El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, CSPD Chief Pete Carey, and Mayor John Suthers attend a press conference that was held at UC Health Memorial Hospital Central. in which it was announced that a Sheriff's Dept. died. Dep. Micah Flick with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, February 5, 2018. Four law enforcement officers were shot. One CSPD officer was in surgery and in stable condition. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Michael Smart and Eleah Benton of Colorado Springs place flowers on a memorial outside the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, for deputy Micah Flick who was killed when an investigation of a motor vehicle theft turned into a deadly shooting Monday outside a Colorado Springs apartment complex. Three other law enforcement officers were shot. The suspect was killed and one citizen injured. Smart and Benton didn’t know the 34-year-old deputy but wanted to pay their respects. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Michael Smart and Eleah Benton of Colorado Springs place flowers on a memorial outside the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, for deputy Micah Flick who was killed when an investigation of a motor vehicle theft turned into a deadly shooting Monday outside a Colorado Springs apartment complex. Three other law enforcement officers were shot. The suspect was killed and one citizen injured. Smart and Benton didn’t know the 34-year-old deputy but wanted to pay their respects. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder speaks during a press conference at the the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, reguarding the Monday’s shooting that left deputy Micah Flick dead and three other law enforcement officers wounded during an investigation of a motor vehicle theft in a Colorado Springs apartment complex. The suspect was killed and one citizen injured. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder speaks during a press conference at the the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, reguarding the Monday’s shooting that left deputy Micah Flick dead and three other law enforcement officers wounded during an investigation of a motor vehicle theft in a Colorado Springs apartment complex. The suspect was killed and one citizen injured. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Karla Gross of Colorado Springs wipes away a tear as she and Joseph Gatelein pays their respects at the memorial outside the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, for deputy Micah Flick who was killed when an investigation of a motor vehicle theft turned into a deadly shooting Monday outside a Colorado Springs apartment complex. Three other law enforcement officers were shot. The suspect was killed and one citizen injured. Gross and Gatelein didn’t know the 34-year-old deputy but wanted to pay their respects. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Karla Gross of Colorado Springs wipes away a tear as she and Joseph Gatelein pays their respects at the memorial outside the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, for deputy Micah Flick who was killed when an investigation of a motor vehicle theft turned into a deadly shooting Monday outside a Colorado Springs apartment complex. Three other law enforcement officers were shot. The suspect was killed and one citizen injured. Gross and Gatelein didn’t know the 34-year-old deputy but wanted to pay their respects. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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SHOOTING FOLLOWUP
Murray Hill Apartments still had police personal in the complex with a portion of the complex taped off from last night when an El Paso County sheriff deputy, Micah Flick, 34 was killed at the scene in Colorado Springs.

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SHOOTING FOLLOWUP
Murray Hill Apartments still had police personal in the complex with a portion of the complex taped off from last night when an El Paso County sheriff deputy, Micah Flick, 34 was killed at the scene in Colorado Springs.

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Hundreds of public safety vehicles follow the hearse carrying the body of slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick down Nevada Avenue Monday night, Feb. 5, 2018. The 34-year-old deputy was killed earlier in the day while investigating a stolen vehicle.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Hundreds of public safety vehicles follow the hearse carrying the body of slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick down Nevada Avenue Monday night, Feb. 5, 2018. The 34-year-old deputy was killed earlier in the day while investigating a stolen vehicle. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Hundreds of public safety vehicles follow the hearse carrying the body of slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick down Nevada Avenue Monday night, Feb. 5, 2018. The 34-year-old deputy was killed earlier in the day while investigating a stolen vehicle.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Hundreds of public safety vehicles follow the hearse carrying the body of slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick down Nevada Avenue Monday night, Feb. 5, 2018. The 34-year-old deputy was killed earlier in the day while investigating a stolen vehicle. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Hundreds of public safety vehicles follow the hearse carrying the body of slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick down Nevada Avenue Monday night, Feb. 5, 2018. The 34-year-old deputy was killed earlier in the day while investigating a stolen vehicle.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Hundreds of public safety vehicles follow the hearse carrying the body of slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick down Nevada Avenue Monday night, Feb. 5, 2018. The 34-year-old deputy was killed earlier in the day while investigating a stolen vehicle. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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OFFICER PROCESSION
A police procession makes its way down on S. Nevada Ave., that was held for the fallen El Paso County sheriff deputy Micah Flick, 34, who was killed on Monday February 5, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Monday was his 11th anniversary with the sheriff's office and he is survived by his wife and seven-year-old twins.

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OFFICER PROCESSION
The hearse carrying the body of El Paso County sheriff deputy Micah Flick, 34, as part of the police procession that progressed down South Nevada Ave., on Monday February 5, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Monday was his 11th anniversary with the sheriff's office and he is survived by his wife and seven-year-old twins.

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OFFICER PROCESSION
An American Flag waves in the wind as a police procession going on S. Nevada Ave., was held for the fallen El Paso County sheriff deputy Micah Flick, 34, who was killed on Monday February 5, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Monday was his 11th anniversary with the sheriff's office and he is survived by his wife and seven-year-old twins.

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OFFICER PROCESSION
People watch as a police procession makes its way down on S. Nevada Ave., that was held for the fallen El Paso County sheriff deputy Micah Flick, 34, who was killed on Monday February 5, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Monday was his 11th anniversary with the sheriff's office and he is survived by his wife and seven-year-old twins.

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Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rick Beckner salutes the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick while holding his flag at half-mast on the side of the road outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rick Beckner salutes the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick while holding his flag at half-mast on the side of the road outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Firefighters salute the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rick Beckner salutes the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick while holding his flag at half-mast on the side of the road outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rick Beckner salutes the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick while holding his flag at half-staff on the side of the road outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Hugh Smith holds his hat over his heart as the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick passes while he and his wife Cecelia Smith hold flags outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Hugh Smith holds his hat over his heart as the procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick passes while he and his wife Cecelia Smith hold flags outside of the El Paso County Coroners Office Officers on Monday, February 5, 2018. Flick died in a shootout during a stolen car investigation. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Deputy death
A somber El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder speaks about the death of one of his deputies at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. Dep. Micah Flick with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. was killed in the line of duty on Monday February 5, 2018. Four law enforcement officers were shot. One CSPD officer was in surgery and in stable condition. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
A somber El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder speaks about the death of one of his deputies at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. Dep. Micah Flick with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Four law enforcement officers were shot. One CSPD officer was in surgery and in stable condition. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. Andy Morgan (center) and many others were holding American flags. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Colorado Springs residents pay their respects Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at a procession for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick. (Eric Singer, The Gazette)

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A police chaplain heads to the ambulance entrance at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central on Monday, February 5, 2018 after reports of deputies being shot.(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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A police chaplain heads to the ambulance entrance at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central on Monday, February 5, 2018 after reports of deputies being shot.(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Deputy death

A very somber El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, and Mayor John Suthers attend a news conference at UC Health Memorial Hospital Central at which Deputy Micah Flick's slaying was announced. Two other deputies, a CSPD officer and a civilian were shot also. The suspect in the case was killed, and no other suspects are sought, Carey said. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Girl Scout Cookies

El Paso County Sheriff Deputies run into the ambulance entrance at UC Health Memorial Hospital on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Officers continued to investigate an officer-involved shooting at the Murray Hill apartments, just south of Galley Road, on Monday night. (Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette)

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An ambulance at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, after an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs. (Conrad Swanson, The Gazette)

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Dozens of law enforcement vehicles responded to an officer-involved shooting Monday at the Murray Hill apartments on Murray Boulevard and Galley Road. (Ellie Mulder, The Gazette)

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An El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy works the scene of an officer-involved shooting that left at least one El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy dead  Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at an aparment complex in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

An El Paso County sheriff's deputy works the scene of an officer-involved shooting that left at least one El Paso County sheriff's deputy dead Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Dozens of law enforcement vehicles are lined up on North Murray Boulevard and Galley Road. There are multiple apartment complexes nearby, including The Emory apartments and Murray Hill apartments. (Ellie Mulder, The Gazette)

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