Two other deputies, a Colorado Springs police officer and a bystander were injured, authorities said. "When deputies, troopers and officers are out in the field, we can't fall into an us-versus-them in the community".
That deputy was identified as 34-year-old Micah Flick.
Officers from three Colorado agencies investigating an auto theft were confronted by a man at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs about 4 p.m., Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey said at a press conference. Officials say he is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins.
Authorities said all of the suspects have been accounted for, however they did not say what that means.
Hickenlooper calls Flick's death a "senseless act of violence" and asked Colorado residents to provide sympathy to his family and pray for the injured.
The suspect in this case was killed, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
She says it's hard to believe this news is even real as she was just with Deputy Flick for the Super Bowl the night before.
Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm was killed on January 24 when deputies responded to an assault in progress call when a man pulled out a handgun and started shooting in the 8700 block of Dawson Street.
Officer Zack Parrish, with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, was responding to a domestic disturbance and died in the "ambush-style" attack on New Year's Eve.
Names of the suspects have not yet been released. Two other sheriff's deputies were wounded, but Elder did not disclose their conditions.
This is Deputy Micah Flick.
We thank all members of law enforcement for their courage and sacrifice to protect our communities on a daily basis. That's in the city of Colorado Springs. Adams County deputy Heath Gumm was shot and killed on January 25 by a suspect after an assault call.
Gumm, 31, was shot while chasing a suspect.
Others didn't want to waste the opportunity to show their support.