- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A teenager who shot an off-duty Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy, who returned fire with a “one in a billion” shot,” has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Aurora Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/AI966k ) 17-year-old Jahlil Meshesha was sentenced Dec. 9 for shooting Deputy Jose Marquez in the shoulder and abdomen during an attempted robbery Jan. 26. When Marquez returned fire, his bullet went straight down the barrel of the teen’s gun, a shot investigators called “one in a billion.”

Marquez was visiting his girlfriend’s apartment when two suspects approached him in the parking lot with their guns drawn.

Meshesha, of Aurora, pleaded guilty in September to one count of attempted second-degree murder and was charged as an adult.

The other suspect in the robbery has not been identified.

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Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, https://www.aurorasentinel.com/

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