34-year-old Sheriff Micah Flick was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Colorado Springs by 19-year-old Mexican gang member Manuel Zetina. Sheriff Flick was rushed to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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According to KOAA– Deputy Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year old twins, a boy, and a girl.

Sheriff Elder described Flick as a great deputy, father, husband, and a great friend to so many. Flick grew up in Colorado Springs, he was a graduate of the Colorado Springs Christian School and spent 11 years with the sheriff’s office.

Flick was a family man, a man of faith and someone who loved working in law enforcement.

Deputy Micah Flick grew up in Colorado Springs and continued to live out his dreams here.

As the memorial grows for him outside of his office at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, those who had impacted his life over the past few decades are helping to paint a better picture of his life.

“When the call is given to go, they go, and Micah, that was the way he was wired,” Mike Hestermann, Chief Development Officer for Shield 616 said.

A dark cloud hovers over the community that helped raise Deputy Micah Flick.

“It’s devastating, it’s heartbreaking, it is a huge loss for our city,” Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor for New Life Church said.

According to the Gazette, Manuel Zetina had a middling criminal record but big ambitions to climb the ranks of a local Mexican street gang.

Zetina, 19, was killed in a gunbattle with Colorado Springs police and El Paso County sheriff’s deputies Monday. The firefight also claimed the life of Deputy Micah Flick and wounded three other officers and a bystander.

A Facebook page apparently belonging to Zetina shows a young man steeped in gang culture.

“I bang dat Big Bad Soldados 13 Gang,” Zetina bragged on Facebook, using slang for gang affiliation.

KDRO lists 19-year-old Manuel Zetina criminal record, but fails to mention if he’s a legal citizen or illegal alien:

Jan. 1, 2018
Charges of Having a Fictitious Plate
Driving Without a License
Defective Headlights
Jan. 8, 2018
Charges of Having a Fictitious Plate
Driving Without a License
Driving with no insurance
One closed misdemeanor case:
Jan. 23, 2016
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Guilty Plea March 16, 2016)
Possession of 2 oz or less of Marijuana

Thomas Villaneuva was walking in the area and was shot through the chest. He is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Donations can be made to the Flick family here:

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