Deputy Fires ‘One-in-a-Billion’ Shot Down Barrel of Suspect’s Gun

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

On July 13, Arapahoe County prosecutors released details on a January shooting in which a Colorado deputy opened fire during an attempted robbery and shot a bullet down the barrel of a suspect’s pistol.

The shot is considered “one-in-a-billion.”  

According to the Aurora Sentinel, Deputy Jose Marquez was off duty and not in uniform when the incident occurred. He walked out of his girlfriend’s apartment “to grab something from his car.” On his way back inside, he was confronted by two men, one of whom, Jhalil Meshesha, pulled a gun and told Marquez to “give it up.”

Marquez was armed, as well, and an exchange of gunfire occurred.

One of Marquez’s bullets traveled down the barrel of Meshesha’s gun, “disabling” it.

In the letter released July 13, Arapahoe County Deputy District Attorney Rich Orman said, “Deputy Marquez reasonably believed that his life was in danger and acted reasonably in shooting Meshesha, and that he used an appropriate level of physical force. I further find that Deputy Marquez’s actions were justified and he did not violate Colorado law.”

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6 thoughts on “Deputy Fires ‘One-in-a-Billion’ Shot Down Barrel of Suspect’s Gun

  1. What great news, if you are being robbed at gun point and you are a cop its ok to protect yourself with your own gun. Wonder if the same rules would have applied to anyone with a gun being robbed at the point of a gun being told by the thief to give it up?

  2. The shot is considered “one-in-a-billion.”

    Well since the Arapahoe County pigs shot about a billion bullets at people, I guess this was due.

  3. I’m sorry. But this story is a gigantic crock of “bullshit”.
    The purported fantasy that this off duty policeman is such great marksman that he can shoot the “bullets out of your gun”, even by accident…
    Cough, cough, cough….
    Come on.
    Who’s with me on this?

    1. I doubt they’re claiming the pig did it on purpose. If they did say that, then certainly they’d be full of sh!t.

      Most pigs are not “gun people” and aren’t particularly good shots. They get limited instruction each year and don’t practice much on their own time. This isn’t my own opinion, but that of several police instructors whose writings I’ve read on the Web.

      Regardless, it’s OUR responsibility to be ridiculously skilled with our weapons. I may never be half as good as Jerry Miculek, but that won’t stop me from trying.

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