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.
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.
— Adams Sheriff's Page (@AdamsCoSheriff) January 25, 2018
Today we have ordered flags lowered in honor of @AdamsCoSheriff Deputy Heath Gumm. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the family and friends of Deputy Gumm.https://t.co/YUdtai7xoZ pic.twitter.com/brIiNaqfwX
— John W. Hickenlooper (@GovofCO) January 25, 2018
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.