OIS Described As ‘One In A Billion’ Shot

A Jefferson County (CO) sheriff’s deputy who was involved in an off-duty shooting has been cleared.

According to the Aurora Sentinel, Arapahoe County prosecutors on Wednesday said Deputy Jose Marquez acted appropriately when he exchanged gunfire with attempted robbery suspects in an apartment parking lot in Aurora in January while he was off duty.

Two armed suspects approached him with their guns drawn. He was shot multiple times before the suspects ran away.

Deputy Marquez exchanged gunfire with the suspects.  One of the bullets struck the suspect’s pistol, traveling straight down that gun’s barrel and disabling it.

Authorities call that shot a “one in a billion.”

17-year-old Jahlil Meshesha, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in December 2016 and Prince Jalil White, 18, was arrested in April 2017 and faces charges in the shooting.

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  1. Fire_and_Steel

    But now every time there’s an OIS, some Armchair Experts will say “They didn’t have to shoot him. They could have just shot to plug up his gun. I know they can do that because I saw it on the Interwebz.”

  2. ZynWoof

    Great job. Praying Deputy Marquez is okay.

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