A Colorado man shot and killed one sheriff's deputy and injured two others when they tried to serve him an eviction notice Wednesday, police said.
The Park County, Colorado, sheriff's deputies were serving the notice in rural Colorado but were instead met by a man with a rifle.
The suspect was killed by officers returning fire, police said. The deputy who died was a 12-year sheriff's office veteran, police said.
The shootout began Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., police said, in Bailey, an unincorporated community in central Colorado an hour Southwest of Denver.
One deputy, an 11-year veteran, was in critical condition, police said. The other was a 21-year-old veteran who had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Police did not release the name of the suspect, who they said is known to law enforcement. Local media reported that the suspect was a man who had been going through a lengthy eviction battle with authorities.
Several agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Colorado State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and SWAT team were providing backup in the area, police said.
Platte Canyon and Fitzsimmons Middle School were on lockdown "for safety's sake," police said.
A Park County Sheriff's Office spokesman did not immediately return a message left by Patch seeking confirmation and more information.
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