No charges against Firestone police officer who shot woman at hotel

A Firestone police officer who shot and wounded a woman at a Weld County hotel will not face criminal charges.

Weld District Attorney Michael Rourke determined the officer was justified in shooting Sarah Jesser on Feb.13 at an Econo Lodge near Interstate 25 in Weld County because she opened fire on them, according to a news release from the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The name of the police officer has not been released.

The shooting happened as a Weld County sheriff’s deputy and two Firestone officers were trying to contact Jesser inside her hotel room, Krista Henery, spokeswoman for Rourke’s office, said.

Jesser allegedly opened fire on the officers, and one of the police officers shot her, Henery said Wednesday.

Jesser, 42, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and committing a violent crime with a weapon in connection with the shooting, Weld County District Court records show.

Jesser is scheduled for a hearing on May 8, according to court records.