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1 deputy dead, 2 injured in Colorado shooting

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BAILEY, Colo. - A suspect opened fire Wednesday on three members of the Park County Sheriff's Office in Colorado, killing one and injuring two, authorities said.

The shooting occurred as the deputies were attempting to serve an eviction notice, Susan Medina, spokeswoman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, told reporters.

One deputy was killed.

The fallen deputy was identified by the CBI as a 12-year veteran of the Park County Sheriff's Office, according to KFOR sister station KDVR.

One of the deputies is believed to have life-threatening injuries, Medina said. The third officer's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

None of the deputies were identified.

"It is a dark day, and he would ask for prayers and thoughts, and just focusing everything you have on support of the Park County Sheriff's Office," the spokeswoman said of the sheriff.

The suspect, identified as 58-year-old Martin Wirth, was pronounced dead at the scene. It's not known he was shot by deputies or took his own life.


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