Sheriff: Colo. deputy in serious condition after being shot, ambushed
Deputy Michael Hutton was shot multiple times while responding to a theft call, officials said
By Elise Schmelzer
The Denver Post
LINCOLN COUNTY, Colo. — 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.
Lincoln County, meet your hero! Deputy Sheriff Michael Hutton was shot in an ambush style attack this morning near Limon. He is in serious but stable condition. pic.twitter.com/4SasPp2rPi— Lincoln Sheriff (@LincolnCountySO) May 20, 2021
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