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Two years later: Remembering El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick

Posted at 1:21 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 20:56:59-05

EL PASO COUNTY — Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic death of El Paso County deputy Micah Flick.

Flick was shot and killed on the February 5, 2018 as the task force members moved in to arrest 19-year-old Manuel Zetina at the Murray Hill Apartments. Zetina opened fire, mortally wounding Flick and wounding an innocent bystander, Thomas Villanueva, along with El Paso County Detective Scott Stone and CSPD Detective Marcus Yanez. Zetina was killed as officers returned fire.

According to the The El Paso County Coroner's report, Deputy Flick died from a gunshot wound to the chest which perforated his ‘ascending aorta and right lung, resulting in massive blood loss.” Read the Michah Flick autopsy report

Manuel Zetina died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, back and left arm. The gunshot wounds to the torso “collectively resulted in perforations of the heart, left lung, diaphragm, and the liver, resulting in massive blood loss and his subsequent death.” Read the Manuel Zetina autopsy report

Flick grew up in the Colorado Springs area where he graduated from Colorado Springs Christian Schools and made his mark with people across the community throughout his life.

He and his family are well-known New Life Church which he started attending at 14-years-old and married his wife, Rachael.


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