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Two killed in US shooting

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Washington, Feb 6 (UITV/IANS) - A police officer and a motor theft suspect were killed in a shooting in the US state of Colorado.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon when a police team were investigating a reported motor vehicle theft in Colorado Springs, south of Denver city, reports Efe news.

According to Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, as the officers approached the suspect, "a struggle ensued and shots were fired".

As a result of the encounter, the suspect and the deputy from El Paso County Sheriff's Office, who was identified as Micah Flick, were killed.

Two other sheriff's deputies, a policeman and a civilian were also injured in the incident.