AURORA, COLORADO — A letter from prosecutors revealed the details of an attack of an off-duty Colorado sheriff’s deputy in January, which ended with the deputy firing a ‘one in a billion’ shot.
Off-duty deputy Jose Ramon Marquez was walking in an apartment complex parking lot in Aurora on the evening of January 26 when two men approached him.
One of them suddenly pulled out a gun, and as Marquez also drew his weapon, the man opened fired 12 shots at him.
Marquez returned fire four times, with one bullet hitting the suspect’s leg. Another bullet reportedly went directly into the barrel of the attacker’s gun, hit the cartridge and disabled the weapon.
Marquez was badly wounded from the shooting, with bullets damaging his intestines, colon and liver. He is still recovering from the injuries.