Shocking Footage of Armed Man with AR-15 Rifle Shot by Police in Douglas County


The Littleton Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department released body cam footage from the officer-involved shooting that happened on Friday.

Investigators also identified the armed suspect as 25-year-old Deyon Marcus Rivas-Maestas and the deputy as Brad Proulx.

According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Proulx spotted an SUV near County Line Road and Sante Fe Road that appeared to need assistance.

When Deputy Proulx pulled over to offer help, Rivas-Maestas got out of the SUV with a rifle, investigators said.
The video shows see a clear shot of Rivas-Maestas approaching the deputy an AR-15 type rifle.

“The Deputy gave the subject verbal commands,” said the sheriff’s office. “The Deputy feared for his life and deployed his service weapon.”

Investigators said the deputy was “forced to take action.”

Other deputies arrived and provided emergency medical aid to the suspect, who was then transported to a local hospital.

Rivas-Maestas was shot once in the arm and required surgery.

The suspect was transported from the hospital to the Douglas County Detention Center at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Investigators said he would be charged with first-degree assault.