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Deputy's daughter was victim killed in Frederick shooting

Frederick Police Department said the 3-year-old girl died Sunday. Adams County Sheriff's Office confirmed she was the daughter of one of their deputies.

FREDERICK, Colo. — A 3-year-old girl who died after a shooting Sunday morning was the daughter of an Adams County Sherriff's Office deputy. 

Frederick Police Department said at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday that police responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 6800 block of 2nd Street.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a child suffering from life-threatening injuries, police said.

She was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead, according to police.

The girl was identified as Avery Elaine Eskam by the Weld County Coroner's Office. She died due to injuries suffered during the incident, but the coroner's office said the final cause and manner of death are pending the completion of an autopsy and laboratory testing.

Adams County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday that she was the daughter of Sgt. Brett Eskam, and released the following statement:

"Our entire agency is deeply saddened and joins the community in mourning the loss of the Eskam family's daughter. While Eskam has been awarded multiple times during his 17 years of service with the Sheriff's Office, he is a father and husband first, and the impact of this loss is immeasurable."

Police and the Weld County District Attorney's Office are investigating the shooting.

No additional information has been released.

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