A chase is under way after a sheriff was gunned down in Colorado.
The Adams County Sheriff's Office said officers responded to a report of an assault on Dawson Street in Thornton, about 8 miles north of downtown Denver, shortly before 7 p.m. M. Wednesday. The suspect fled and a man matching his description ran behind a house before taking out a gun and firing at the officers, striking one in the chest, the sheriff's office said.
The deputy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The police union of the Fraternal Order of Colorado named him Heath Gumm, 32, KUSA informed.
A suspect was arrested on Wednesday night, according to KUSA.
Police said they were looking for two other suspects witnesses described as light-skinned, black or dark-skinned Hispanic men who wore black.
"The entire Sheriff's Office is praying for the wife and family of our fallen adjutant, please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers as this is a very difficult time for everyone," said the County Sheriff's Office of Adams in a statement.
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