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El Paso County Deputy killed in the line of duty

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is mourning the death of 34-year-old Micah Flick, killed in the line of duty on Monday during an auto theft investigation in Colorado Springs. 

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said, "Deputy Flick was an outstanding member of my agency, and he will be missed." 

Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year old twins. Today was his 11th anniversary with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Colorado Springs Police officers, El Paso County Sheriff's deputies and Colorado State Patrol officers responded to the area of Galley and N Murray on a motor vehicle theft investigation around 4:00 p.m. 

Police Chief Pete Carey said that an adult male suspect was approached when a struggle began and shots were fired. A civilian was hit during the incident, along with three El Paso County Sheriff's deputies and one Colorado Springs Police officer.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office activated the Deadly Force Incident Team. 

This was a very active scene all afternoon, as several ambulances rushed those injured to UC Health Memorial Hospital.

This was in the area of an apartment complex, a witness told News 5 he saw multiple people on the ground outside his apartment, one of which was receiving CPR. He also heard people yelling at someone to "drop the pistol."

The intersection of Galley Rd and N Murray remained closed while an investigation was underway. Colorado Springs Communications tweeted that CSPD and CSFD were on "priority dispatch" due to the critical incident. 

Colorado Springs Police tweeted earlier that "all suspects are accounted for," who police say is dead. 

Agencies across Colorado have been tweeting out their condolences and support to Colorado Springs Police and El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies, as there have been a number of senseless acts of violence throughout the state over the past few weeks. 

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