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BREAKING: Colorado Deputy Shot In Ambush Attack

Lincoln County, CO – A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and shot multiple times early on Thursday morning and authorities captured the gunman after a multi-agency manhunt.

The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. on May 20 at a residence on U.S. 40/287 between Hugo and Limon, the Colorado Sun reported.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was “ambushed” while responding to a report of a theft in progress.

Officials said the deputy was shot multiple times, the Colorado Sun reported.

The sheriff’s department said it wasn’t yet clear whether the deputy had been able to return fire, but he had been able to radio for backup and tell the dispatcher that he had been shot, FOX News reported.

The wounded hero was transported to a Denver-area hospital for treatment.

Authorities have not released any information about the deputy’s condition, the Colorado Sun reported.

Officials have also not released the wounded deputy’s name.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to assist, FOX News reported.

A manhunt was immediately launched to hunt down the suspect on Colorado’s Eastern Plains.

Nearby schools were put in lockdown while authorities searched the area.

Officials announced the gunman was taken into custody at about 10 a.m. local time, the Denver Gazette reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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