Colorado deputy shot multiple times in ambush attack
Colorado deputy shot multiple times in ambush attack

Elise Schmelzer

The Denver Post

May 20—A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy is in serious but stable condition after a suspect shot him when he responded to a theft call.

Deputy Michael Hutton was shot multiple times while responding to the call near Limon, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Lincoln County sheriff’s officials just before 11 a.m. announced on Facebook that they found the suspect, ending an hours-long search that closed U.S. 40 from Limon to Kit Carson. The sheriff’s office did not identify the suspect.

Hutton responded to a call of a theft in progress just after 3 a.m. near milemarker 386 on U.S. 40, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Hutton was then ambushed and shot several times, according to the release.

The deputy was transported to a hospital in the Denver area.

It’s unclear whether Hutton fired back at the suspect, the sheriff’s office said.

___

(c)2021 The Denver Post

Visit The Denver Post at www.denverpost.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.