ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – New video shows the moments a good Samaritan jumped in to stop an active shooter in Arvada. Johnny Hurley was later shot and killed by an Arvada police officer who mistakenly believed Hurley was also a suspect.
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Video shows the chaos after the gunman, Ronald Troyke, ambushed and killed Arvada police officer Gordon Beesley.
Hurley is seen reacting to hearing the gunshots inside a store nearby. He runs out and pulls out a handgun from his waistband.
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As he takes cover and scans the area, Hurley shoots Troyke as he was walking toward Olde Town Arvada.
Afterward, Hurley picked up Troyke’s rifle, and that’s when a police officer found Hurley and shot him.MORE NEWS: Aurora Mother Whose Child Was Killed in 1995 Shooting Disturbed, Tired of Youth Violence After 5 Shot Over The Weekend
On Monday, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced it will not file criminal charges against the officer. Officials added Hurley played a pivotal role in preventing the shooting getting any worse.