LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County district attorney has cleared a sheriff’s deputy in a shooting that was captured on video by the officer’s body camera.
On May 12 Deputy Brad Proulx pulled over to help a driver near County Line Road and Santa Fe Drive.
That driver — who police say was Deyon Marcus Rivas-Maestas — got out of the car with a rifle that wasn’t loaded and attacked Proulx, who then opened fire as he was knocked over. Rivas-Maestas was injured.
The district attorney’s office looked into the evidence and determined the deputy acted reasonably, as he was fearing his life was in danger.
Rivas-Maestas is now charged with threatening an officer.