Wyatt Earp Lives!

Gun Disabled By Police BulletJefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Marquez was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery in January. During the incident, two bona fide miracles occurred; Marquez lived to tell the tale, and well, read on…

Arapahoe County prosecutors said Deputy Jose Marquez acted appropriately when he exchanged gunfire with attempted robbery suspects in an apartment parking lot in Aurora in January.

Marquez was visiting his girlfriend when two armed suspects approached him with their guns drawn. He was shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen before the suspects ran away. One of the suspects was wounded in the leg and arrested. The other suspect fled and has not been identified.

One of Marquez’s bullets struck the suspect’s pistol, traveling straight down that gun’s barrel and disabling it. Officials say such a shot is “one in a billion.”

Pfft, one in a billion. I fire rounds into pistol barrels so often I get hate mail from Glock.


5 thoughts on “Wyatt Earp Lives!

  1. I read an advocate of the “double tap*” cite the fact that when you fire upon an armed opponent, the first shot tends to consciously or subconsciously hit his gun, so a follow up shot is a good idea just in case the first shot gets deflected.

    Although a bullet down the tube is rare, given the tendency of firing at a gun, which is most likely pointed in your direction, I’d think the odds were maybe in the thousands, but not a billion.

    The lack of gunfights where thousands of rounds are exchanged makes it hard to measure.

    *Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.


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