BAILEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of three deputies in Colorado (all times local):
A vigil is underway for a sheriff's corporal who was shot and killed while authorities were trying to evict a man from his foreclosed home in the Colorado mountains.
About 100 people gathered at Platte Canyon Community Church in Park County Wednesday night to remember Nate Carrigan. Authorities say Carrigan was killed earlier Wednesday by Martin Wirth, the man who was being evicted. Wirth was also shot and killed.
The crowd at the church included football players from Platte Canyon High School, where Carrigan served as an assistant coach.
People wrote prayers and messages on sheets of paper on the church walls. One note recalled Carrigan comforting a young girl after a chimney fire at her home and sending a firefighter to the house to retrieve her dolls. "Rest in peace, Cpl. Carrigan. We love you," the note said.
A sheriff's corporal shot and killed by a Colorado man authorities were trying to evict from his foreclosed home was a 13-year veteran of the department well known in his mountain community.
The Park County Sheriff's Office says Corporal Nate Carrigan was one of three officers wounded after entering the home of Martin Wirth near Bailey, about 45 miles west of Denver. He died at the scene. Another wounded officer is in critical condition, and the other has been released from the hospital.
Carrigan is the second law enforcement officer to be killed on duty in Colorado in as many weeks. He was of many officers from around the country who attended the funeral for Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer last week.
The man officials say opened fire on three Colorado deputies who were serving an eviction notice had sued the governor and others after losing a court battle over his home's foreclosure.
The gunman killed one deputy and wounded two others before dying in a shootout Wednesday in a forested mountain community.
In 2013, Martin Wirth sued Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state attorney general and a judge, claiming state foreclosure laws are unconstitutional.
The federal lawsuit also said Wirth was "in imminent danger of being wrongfully deprived of home and property."
He asked a judge to block Park County from selling his home, evicting him or forcibly entering the house and to strike down several state laws. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last September.
Officials say a man who lost ownership of his Colorado home two years ago opened fire on three deputies serving an eviction notice, killing one and wounding the others.
The gunman was killed in the shooting.
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation says Martin Wirth was the shooter Wednesday. The Park County Assessor's Office says Wirth owned the home in the town of Bailey until March 2014, when Fannie Mae took ownership.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to release information about the investigation.
A website for the Colorado Foreclosure Resistance Coalition includes undated posts that Wirth had lost a legal fight against foreclosure and was facing eviction. The website calls for supporters to join Wirth in "non-violent eviction resistance."
It wasn't possible to immediately verify the website's claims. A call to the Colorado Foreclosure Resistance Coalition wasn't immediately returned.
— From Associated Press writer Sadie Gurman
Authorities say three sheriff's deputies were shot as they served an eviction notice in a Colorado mountain community, leaving one deputy and the attacker dead.
Susan Medina, spokeswoman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, says the shooter fired at the deputies with a rifle. One had life-threatening injuries and was undergoing surgery, while the other deputy's injuries were not life-threatening.
It's not clear if deputies killed the shooter.
The violence happened at a hillside home in the town of Bailey, about 45 miles southwest of Denver.
Medina didn't know whether there were other suspects but said there's no danger to the community.
She confirms that a bomb squad and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had been called in to assist.