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Previously deported man shoots woman and the good samaritan who came to her rescue

October 11, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Previously deported man shoots woman and the good samaritan who came to her rescue

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Colorado authorities say Brian Geer was shot by a previously deported man on October 1st after he went rushing to help someone who was frantically banging on his door.

Geer’s security cameras recorded the whole incident as the woman was trying to flee from Jesus Garcia-Chavez, the suspect, at Geer’s front entrance.

“I could hear screaming as I was approaching the door and I heard a gunshot,” he said. “After I had made contact with him he said ‘Oh you want a shot too?’ and he pulled the trigger.”

“She’s screaming for help still, so I ran towards him… I’m not sure what I was thinking at this point except that she was in trouble,” he added.

With the woman shot and injured, the former paratrooper and paramedic assumed that if he struck the suspect hard enough he’d drop the firearm, local CBS Denver affiliate reported.

“I didn’t knock the gun out of his hand, and that’s when I was shot,” he continued. The man’s wife called 911 as both victims laid on the floor bleeding.

“I’ve never experienced anything so scary in my life,” said Cheri Geer, Brian’s wife. Denver Police arrested Chavez-Garcia at a hotel on Friday night.

Garcia-Chavez had a lengthy criminal history and had two outstanding arrest warrants under his name. Additionally, he was illegally in the U.S. after he was previously deported.

Although he is now facing months of rehab to recover from his injuries, Geer says that he would do it again. “This is all worth it – it’s painful. I’m going to be out of work for a while, but she’s safe,” he noted.

Friends have launched a GoFundMe account to help fund Geer’s medical bills.

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