An Adams County Deputy has been killed in the line of duty tonight in Thornton off of 88th Ave and Dawson Street according to the Denver Channel.


A manhunt is currently ongoing for two possible suspects in the area. Residents in the immediate area of 88th Ave and Dawson Street are being told to lock their doors and stay away from windows. Police are also urged to stay away from the area currently as there is a large "dangerous scene with searches" is underway. One suspect is currently in custody.

No information is available as of yet as who the deputy was that was shot and killed in the line of duty tonight. This marks the second law enforcement officer that has been shot and killed in less than a month in the Denver Metro area.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Adams County Sheriff's Office has released the description of the two suspects described as light skinned black or dark skinned hispanic males wearing all black. If you have any information, you are asked to call 720-322-1313.


Source: DenverChannel