'One in a billion shot' as officer's round takes out crook's gun through the muzzle

'One in a billion shot' as officer's round takes out crook's gun through the muzzle

That’s one way to knock out a bad-guy’s gun. (Photo: 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office via The Aurora Sentinel)

Prosecutors in Colorado cleared a sheriff’s deputy in an officer-involved shooting that included a shot right down the barrel of an attempted robber’s pistol.

Deputy Jose Marquez was cleared by Arapahoe County prosecutors Wednesday for his role in a shooting that took place in January. As reported by the Aurora Sentinel, Marquez was off-duty and visiting his girlfriend when he was shot in both the abdomen and shoulder during a gunfight with two robbery suspects in an apartment parking lot.

Marquez, who was in civilian clothes at the time, was confronted by the two armed men who opened fire first. Returning fire, the deputy injured Jhalil Meshesha who was later arrested.

Meshesha’s gun, a Springfield XD, was disabled during the exchange of fire by one of Marquez’s bullets after it remarkably traveled down the barrel from muzzle to chamber and jammed the action in what officials call a “one in a billion shot.”

Marquez is still recovering from his wounds and the second, unidentified suspect, is at large.

[ Aurora Sentinel ]

Read More On:

Latest Reviews

  • Four Years Later: IWI Tavor SAR Revisited

    Though IWI's X95, released in 2016, usurps the SAR, my Tavor SAR is still part of the family. For those just now coming across this model, how has it stood up over the years? Let's find out.

    Read More
  • Scope Review: Leupold VX-Freedom FireDot Twilight Hunter

    The budget-friendly line of American-made Leupold VX-Freedom riflescopes found a welcome audience last year, but 2020 sees even more interesting additions to the family, with our hands-down favorite being the illuminated-reticle FireDot line.

    Read More
  • Ruger AR-556: An Outstanding Gateway AR

    It should come as no surprise the Ruger name is synonymous with value, and its’ AR-556 looks to fit this mold as an entry-level AR-15 with a reasonable MSRP. So how does the no-frills Ruger AR-556 perform when put to the test? Read on to find out.

    Read More
  • A Look at the Sig P238, A Year Later

    The Sig Sauer P238 was the first .380 ACP BUG to grace my gun safe, a welcomed addition to the 9mm polymers, .38 SPL revolvers, and .45 ACP 1911s. After more than a year's worth of use, where do I stand on the P238? Let's find out.

    Read More