1 deputy dead, 2 injured in Colorado shooting
A man 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, said a statement posted on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.
Officials said Martin Wirth briefly came out on his deck before going back inside. Officers followed him in and as they entered, Wirth opened fire, the statement said. Officers returned fire.
Cpl. Nate Carrigan was shot and died at the scene. Wirth was also pronounced dead.
Master Patrol Deputy Kolby Martin was shot multiple times in the lower extremities, the statement said. Capt. Mark Hancock was shot in the ear. Both men were taken to an area hospital.
“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,” Susan Medina, spokeswoman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said of the sheriff.
CNN’s Seth Kovar contributed to this report.
By Dana Ford