Two Park County Sheriff’s Deputies were wounded and one was killed in a Wednesday shootout in Bailey, Colorado, which is located 45 miles south of Denver. The shooter is reportedly still on the loose, and the bomb squad has been called in for unknown reasons.
“Incident involved one suspect and three Park County officers. Suspect is deceased, one officer deceased two officers injured with non-life threatening injuries,” the Park County Sheriff said in a statement, according to The Political Insider.
The Colorado FBI is reportedly on the scene and it was them who called in the bomb squad. They have been joined by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT Team, and the Colorado State Police are providing backup.
The local school of Platte Canyon and Fitzsimmons Middle School is on lockdown at the moment as a safety precaution.
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