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Prosecutors rule deputy justified in shooting woman’s hand

December 1, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Colorado deputy’s actions were justified when he shot a woman in the hand following a car chase.

The Daily Sentinel reports that Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein wrote in a letter this week that Mesa County deputy Troy Jones had reason Deziree Fisher posed a danger to others.

Officers from the Grand Junction Police Department and the sheriff’s office had surrounded the vehicle driven by the 40-year-old Fisher after she led authorities on a chase through Grand Junction in October.

According to Rubinstein’s letter, Fisher was high on drugs and refused officers’ commands. Before shooting, Jones tried twice to use his stun gun on Fisher, who was repeatedly rummaging through her bag.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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