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Officials in Colorado release up close body cam footage of shooting

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado released up close body cam footage of an officer involved shooting from Friday, May 12.

Deputy Proulx was responding to a vehicle that appeared to be in need of assistance. Deyon Marcus Rivas-Maestas, 25, emerged from his vehicle with a weapon. The deputy shot the suspect and he immediately went to the ground.

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Deputies arrived on scene and gave emergency aid to the suspect. The suspect was transferred to a local hospital where he was treated and released into the Douglas County Detention Center’s custody.

On May 17, the sheriff’s office released the body cam footage at a press conference.

“The result of this shooting is a testament to the training each of our deputies are provided,” Sheriff Tony Spurlock said, “This just shows how necessary it is for deputies to be able to make split-second decisions, not only for their own protection but for the protection of the community.”


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