In Colorado, TWO Park County Sheriff’s Deputies were wounded and one was killed in a deadly shootout in Bailey today, 45 miles south of Denver. The bomb squad was called in for an unknown reason, and the shooter hasn’t been found.
The two wounded officers are expected to survive.
Park County Sheriff issued a statement: “Incident involved one suspect and three Park County officers. Suspect is deceased, one officer deceased two officers injured with non-life threatening injuries.
The Colorado FBI is on the scene, which ordered the bomb squad. They are joined by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT Team. Colorado State Police are providing backup, and a local school – Platte Canyon and Fitzsimmons Middle School – is on lock down as a safety precaution.
BREAKING: ATF responding to shooting in Bailey, Colorado that killed 1 deputy, injured 2 others.
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) February 24, 2016
— Gregory Nieto (@greg_nieto) February 24, 2016
— Rome Strach (@romn8tr) February 24, 2016
A deputy here says shooting happened not far off. Area is closed off. pic.twitter.com/6Tj7kh4EfM
— Jesse Aaron Paul (@JesseAPaul) February 24, 2016
Here is a local media report:
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) February 24, 2016
The police risk their lives everyday for our safety. This type of tragedy is a reminder of just why they deserve our full support.
This is a breaking news story! We will update as more details become available.
Let us pray for those who died and were injured today by the gunman.