EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.
The office announced the death of Deputy Andrew Peery at 8:07 p.m. on Twitter. He died in a shooting.
The sheriff’s office said authorities are now searching for a suspect named John Paz. He was described as a Hispanic male.
Earlier Sunday, around 5:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office warned the public of law enforcement activity around Ponderosa Drive and Grand Boulevard in Security-Widefield. Authorities instructed residents to secure their homes and stay away from windows and doors.
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