ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Adams County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was shot and killed near 88th Avenue and Dawson Street, near Washington Avenue.
They say deputies responded to an assault on Dawson Street before 7 p.m.
Scene of ‘officer down’ in Adams County (credit: CBS)
When they arrived, a suspect ran away and deputies began looking for him.
They later contacted a man who matched a suspect’s descriptions. Authorities say that man ran from them and lead them behind a home. When deputies caught up to him, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot at deputies.
One bullet hit a deputy in the chest which ultimately killed him. The suspect again ran away.
Authorities say two suspects are still at large and considered dangerous. They are described as light-skin or Hispanic males wearing all black. One other suspect is in custody.