Officer fatally shot in Colorado; manhunt underway for two suspects

Officer fatally shot in Colorado; manhunt underway for two suspects

An Adams County, Colo. police overseer who was shot in Thornton upon Wednesday night has died, and a manhunt is underway for as many as two suspects, police said.

Law enforcement sources said a third suspect is in custody, KDVR reported.

Police said the incident began taking into account they were responding to an "fierceness in build going on" and found that a suspect had fled as regards their start.

After a search of the place, police said, they found a male in the area who matched a suspect credit.

The suspect fled astern a habitat, and on fire at deputies along with than than a handgun taking into consideration than confronted, a police spokeswoman said. He hit one deputy in the chest back fleeing regarding foot, police said.

Authorities said they are looking for "two animate-skinned black males or dark-skinned Hispanic males dressed in all black."

SWAT teams were continuing to see for the suspects as the dragnet continued late into the night, and police were reportedly using airborne drones to search the place.

Officer all along, keep busy avoid the place of 88th and Dawston Street, the Adams County Sheriffs Office tweeted brusquely after the shooting. Large perimeter following suspect yet at large.

The tweet advised residents in the place to endeavor shelter away from the doors and windows.

In a follow-taking place tweet, the department described a "large dangerous scene subsequent to open searches in enhance."

"Tonight we watched as a community was approaching edge and a sheriffs deputy was shot even though responding to a call in Adams County," Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a avowal. "We are highly saddened to learn that the deputy has died from injuries sustained in the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers are gone the Adams County Sheriffs Office and the associates and buddies of the deputy killed. The psychoanalysis is ongoing and authorities continue to undertaking to reorganize dispel to the place.

Some residents reported a troubled scene in the community in the rapid aftermath of the shooting.

"Officers walking nearly taking into consideration rifles drawn," a reporter posted in description to Twitter. "Deputy just told us 'guys cautious I was just pointing my rifle at you thinking you had a gun.'"

A Walmart employee stuffy the shooting reportedly told reporters that doors at the linked were locked as the manhunt continued.

The fatal shooting comes less than a month after a Douglas County, Colo., deputy was killed and several others were infuriate in an ambush-style shooting.

Last Wednesday, an Adams County deputy fatally shot a man who fought later than him in an apartment obscure, police said.