An off-duty sheriff’s deputy under attack managed to fire his gun and made a “one in a billion” shot.

The deputy’s bullet traveled up the barrel of a suspect’s gun, colliding with the cartridge inside and lodging itself there.

“This collision rendered the .40 caliber pistol temporarily inoperable,” according to the district attorney’s investigation into the shooting.

The Jefferson County deputy, Jose Marquez, was in the parking lot of his girlfriend’s condo in Aurora on Jan. 26 when two people armed with handguns and wearing masks attacked him, the investigation report said.

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