- Jan 25, 2018 4:39 PM EST: A man has been charged in connection to the shooting death a sheriff's deputy in Colorado on Wednesday night, KMGH reported.
The man faces charges including first-degree murder of a peace officer, first-degree murder after deliberation and second-degree burglary, according to the news site. Authorities asked the media to refrain from identifying the suspect in a tweet sent on Thursday afternoon.
- Two other suspects remained at large Thursday, KMGH reported.
- Jan 25, 2018 3:43 AM EST: According to KDVR, the fallen deputy has been identified as 31-year-old Heath Gumm, who joined the Adams County Sheriff's Department in 2012.
- The Colorado Police Officers Foundation has started a fundraiser for Gumm's family. Learn more here.
- ORIGINAL STORY: According to KMGH, the deputy was shot Wednesday evening in Thornton. Authorities said deputies responded to an assault call about 7 p.m. when a man began shooting at them. One deputy was reportedly shot in the chest and died from his injuries.
- Deputies have apprehended one suspect, and a manhunt is underway for two others, KMGH reported. The Sheriff's Department described the suspects as light-skinned black men or dark-skinned Hispanic men wearing all black.
- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed his condolences in a statement.
"Tonight we watched as a community was on edge and a sheriff's deputy was shot while responding to a call in Adams County," he said. "We are deeply saddened to learn that the deputy has died from injuries sustained in the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Adams County Sheriff's Office and the family and friends of the deputy killed."
The statement continued: "The investigation is ongoing, and authorities continue to work to restore calm to the area."
- See more updates from social media below: