Homeowner shoots man who broke into home around 8:30 AM
. . . . Investigators told 7NEWS the intruder broke into a home on Clear View Drive, near Interstate 70 and Lookout Mountain, around 8:30 a.m.
There was a confrontation between the man and the homeowner and the homeowner shot and killed the man.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said they don't know yet how the intruder got into the home.
Investigators told 7NEWS they believe this shooting will fall under Colorado's Make My Day law, but they are investigating. Under the statute, any occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly force, against another person when that other person had made unlawful entry into the dwelling and occupant feels threatened.