Deputy who shot armed suspect to receive medal of valor

9NEWS @ 9. 10/6/2016

KUSA - A deputy who fatally shot a suspect last month will be awarded for her bravery during the ordeal.

Thursday, the District Attorney’s Office said Deputy Teri Javes acted within policy and per her training.

On Sept. 10, Javes approached a man who was reportedly armed and walking along Highway 287 in Boulder County.

The suspect, who was later identified as Adrian Shaffer, 37, started shooting at Javes as soon as she left her patrol car. She wasn't hit, but the driver's side window in her patrol car was shot out.

Deputies say Javes returned fire and hit Shaffer twice. He was transported to the hospital, where he died a few days later.

"Deputy Javes actions, calmness under fire, and deliberate decisions, saved her life and potentially the lives of other passing citizens," a release from the sheriff's office read.

Javes will return to duty soon, and will then be awarded a medal of valor for her courage and skill under fire.  

The entire report can be found here: http://bit.ly/2dwJHcs

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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