One person was killed by a gunman Tuesday at the Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland, Colo., and the shooter was killed by police during a chase soon after.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office told MyFOXOrlando.com that a chase ensued following the incident, leading to a subsequent shooting involving an officer during a traffic stop on Peak-to-Peak Highway in Boulder County.

The deputy chased the suspect, who pulled over and fired at the deputy, damaging the front of the patrol vehicle and shattering the windshield. The deputy got out of his vehicle and returned fire, mortally wounding the suspect.

"The whole front of the patrol car was shot up," Pelle told KWGN-TV.

Pelle said the deputy is a member of the agency's SWAT team. He was treated and released from Boulder Community Hospital.

Calls to the resort went unanswered. Colorado 72 was closed as police investigate.

In a statement, Boulder Undersheriff Tom Shomaker said the suspect walked into the resort's "pump house" about 7:30 a.m., when other employees were dressing and yelled something about religion.

"Another employee entered the room and asked what was going on and was shot by the suspect," Shomaker said.

The unidentified employee died at the scene.

The Eldora Mountain Resort was closed Tuesday, according to its Web site.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.