Man fatally shot in Aurora jumped in front of wife to save her life, family says

Deadly shooting in Aurora (Photo: Aurora police)

AURORA, Colo. — A man fatally shot in Aurora on Oct. 31 has been identified as a 32-year-old man who saved his wife’s life, according to a family obituary.

The Adams County Coroner’s Office identified Jacob Clymer of Evergreen on Thursday.

According to Clymer’s obituary, he made the “ultimate sacrifice” by placing himself in front of his wife, Miranda.

He leaves behind his wife, two daughters and a son. The family said he enjoyed “spending quality time hanging out and goofing around with loved ones.”

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Clymer’s death later that day.

Aurora police said the suspect is charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder, one count of attempted aggravated robbery and one count of menacing.

The Aurora Police Department said the shooting happened around 11:15 a.m. that day near the intersection of East Montview Boulevard and Billings Street, which is just off of Interstate 225.

The call was reported by an Adams County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the area on an unrelated investigation. When officers arrived, they found an adult man suffering from a gunshot wound near his parked vehicle.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

The suspect’s identity will not be released because he is a juvenile.

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