An officer with the Fort Lupton (CO) Police Department was critically wounded in a gunfight with a gunman who was attempting to make contact with an individual at a residence late Monday night.

According to CBS News, as officers arrived at the call for service, the gunman opened fire, striking one officer and seriously wounding him.

Officers returned fire, striking the assailant.

Both the officer and the offender were transported via helicopter to a hospital for treatment. Both are listed in critical condition.

The names of the officer and suspect were not released.

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