February 18, 2018

Officer shot and killed north of Denver; suspect at large

26 January 2018, 02:33 | Kara Nash

Scene of ‘officer down’ in Adams County

Scene of ‘officer down’ in Adams County

Update: In a press conference late Wednesday night a spokesperson with the Adams County Sheriff's Office reported that a suspect wanted in the shooting of a Colorado sheriff's deputy was taken into custody after a search. The Colorado Police Foundation, per KMGH's report, identified the slain Adams County deputy as 32-year-old Heath Gumm.

The deputy was responding to a call of assault in progress and was shot once, officials said. Large perimeter with suspect still at large.

The deputy was taken to Denver Health, a Level 1 trauma center that is equipped to deal with serious injuries. Many could be seen embracing each other outside the hospital.

Gumm leaves behind a wife and family.

"Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers, as this is a very hard time for everyone".

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The sheriff's department was advising the public to avoid the area of East 88th Avenue and Dawson Street and to seek shelter away from doors and windows.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office says the suspects were dressed in all black and are either dark-skinned Hispanic men or light-skinned African-American men.

Two groups of outfitted deputies tactically checking parked cars in the area. We grieve with @AdamsCoSheriff on the loss of their deputy and all that their community has lost as a result. "The whole state's heart is going to break. Words can not express our sorrow, but we stand tall and strong with our @AdamsCoSheriff family tonight and always", the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said.

They say Denver Cass Simmons is now wanted in Harrison County for numerous alleged offenses including burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and multiple thefts.

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