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Colorado Deputy Shot and Killed, 2 Suspects Remain at Large

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    Colorado Deputy Shot and Killed, 2 Suspects Remain at Large
    Denver Post via Getty Images
    In this undated file photo, Adams County Sheriffs arrive at the First Church of the Nazarene in Cherry Hills for Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis' funeral services Saturday afternoon. Hollis was shot and killed June 24th, 2012, while trying to break up a fight at City Park during a jazz concert. On Jan. 24, 2018, a deputy was shot and killed responding to an assault call.

    Authorities have taken a suspect into custody and are looking for two others after a sheriff's deputy was shot to death during a confrontation north of Denver.

    A spokeswoman for The Adams County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to an "assault in progress" Wednesday night and saw one of the suspects run behind a house. She says that suspect pulled a handgun and shot the deputy in the chest before fleeing. He was taken into custody a short time later.

    Investigators set a large perimeter in their search for two other suspects, who remain on the loose.

    The deputy's name and age have not been released, and the spokeswoman did not release any other information about what led to the shooting in a residential area about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of downtown Denver.

    South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images

    The shooting happened less than a month after 29-year-old Douglas County sheriff's deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot and four other officers were injured in an ambush in suburban Denver.