- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Officials say a Pueblo police sergeant followed the rules when she stopped an erratic driver even though she was off-duty and out of her jurisdiction.

The driver, 26-year-old Christina Furber, fired three shots at Sgt. Shelly Taylor during the Sept. 8 traffic stop in Pueblo West. The Pueblo Chieftain (https://bit.ly/1CIwiBU ) reports Friday that officials determined Taylor acted appropriately in stopping Furber and returning fire.

Police Chief Luis Velez says Taylor made necessary decisions during a crisis.

Furber allegedly pulled a gun from her purse and fired at the sergeant during a struggle. Neither was wounded. Furber fled the scene, and her body was found the next morning in the trunk of a car in a home garage.

Authorities say she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, https://www.chieftain.com



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