A witness to a shooting in Colorado said that a “heroic” man confronted and shot an alleged gunman in the Denver suburb of Arvada on June 21.
Troyanos said that on June 21, he was working at a store in Olde Town Arvada when Hurley, a store patron, ran outside with a gun in his hand after shots were heard fired outside the store.
“He did not hesitate; he didn’t stand there and think about it. He totally heard the gunfire, went to the door, saw the shooter and immediately ran in that direction,” Troyanos told the outlet. “I just want to make sure his family knows how heroic he was.”
Troyanos said he witnessed Hurley confront the gunman and said he heard five to six shots, after which the gunman fell against a parked vehicle.
Authorities have yet to clarify who shot Hurley or the gunman.
“We owe a thorough and complete review of the incident to both Mr. Hurley’s family and Officer Gordon’s family,” the department said. “We are aware of information from the suspect which clearly shows this suspect targeted and sought out to kill Arvada police officers.”
It added: “We cannot release any documents related to the open investigation at this time. If not for the heroic actions of Mr. Hurley and Arvada Police Officers on that day, more innocent lives would have been lost.”
Arvada Police Department previously pointed to the Colorado Hero Foundation’s website as “the only official donation site for the fallen officer” for those who wish to make donations for Beasley, a 19-year veteran of the department.
Hurley’s sister Erin wrote on Facebook that Hurley had “acted without hesitation and possibly saved many lives while sacrificing his own.”