Deputy shot, killed in Colorado; suspects still at-large

Posted at 8:43 PM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 11:21:24-05

THORNTON, Colo. (KGTV) - A Colorado sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Wednesday night in an area just north of Denver, and a search continues for two men linked to the shooting.

10News' Scripps sister station in Denver, KMGH, reported deputies were responding to a report of an assault at around 7 p.m. local time when the shooting occurred. According to KMGH, deputies were in pursuit of a man linked to the assault report when he opened fire, hitting one of them.

The injured deputy was taken to a local hospital, where he died. The Colorado Police Foundation, per KMGH's report, identified the slain Adams County deputy as 32-year-old Heath Gumm.

KMGH, citing a sheriff's official, reported the suspected shooter was taken into custody, but a manhunt was ongoing for two men linked to the incident.

Sheriff's officials were urging the public to avoid the area of East 88th Ave. and Dawson St., where the shooting took place. Citizens were asked to stay away from doors and windows.