Second suspect arrested more than year after deputy hurt in ‘one in a billion’ shooting

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Bullet fired by Deputy Jose Marquez went down barrel of suspect’s gun, jamming it. The exchange of gunfire happened in Aurora in January 2016.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A second suspect was under arrest Tuesday night more than a year after a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy was hurt while trying to stop an attempted robbery.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jose Marquez (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

The shooting that injured deputy Jose Marquez was called “one in a billion” because one of Marquez’s bullets traveled straight down the barrel of the suspect’s gun, jamming it.

Prince Jalil White, 18, was arrested and faces charges in the shooting.

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Marquez was off-duty when he was involved in a confrontation in the parking lot at an apartment complex in Aurora on Jan. 26, 2016. He was shot three times.

Another suspect was found and arrested shortly after it happened. That teenager, 17-year-old Jahlil Meshesha, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in December.

Marquez recovered from his injuries.