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Adams County Deputy Killed in Colorado; 1 of 3 Suspects Caught

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 07:32 AM

An Adams County deputy was killed in Coloradoduring a confrontation north of Denver and one suspect has been taken into custody and a manhunt is on for two others, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the Adams County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to an "assault in progress" Wednesday night and saw one of the suspects run behind a house, The Associated Press reported. That suspect pulled a handgun and shot the Deputy Heath Gumm in the chest before fleeing, she said. He was taken into custody a short time later.

Investigators set a large perimeter in their search for two other suspects, who remain on the loose.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper released a statement Wednesday night saying he was deeply saddened to learn of the deputy's death.

The the spokeswoman did not release any other information about what led to the shooting in a residential area about 8 miles north of downtown Denver.

The Denver Post reported that a hearse carrying the deputy's body left the garage at the Denver Health medical center around 12:30 a.m. MST on Thursday escorted by a solemn procession of police cars. The procession included officers from federal, state and local agencies.

The shooting happened less than a month after 29-year-old Douglas County sheriff's deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot and four other officers were injured in an ambush in suburban Denver.

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An Adams County deputy was killed in Coloradoduring a confrontation north of Denver and one suspect has been taken into custody and a manhunt is on for two others, authorities said.
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