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Big O Tires Shooting Suspect Appears In Court

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An image from the shooting (credit: CBS)

An image from the shooting (credit: CBS)

MONUMENT, Colo. (CBS4) – The man who says he killed an employee at a tire store to protect his family was in court Thursday.

Logan McClelland, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Big O Tires employee in Monument. Fifty-year-old Brad Blehm was shot several times.

In the arrest affidavit McClellandadmits to the shooting, saying he was protecting his family after a fight, even though Blehm never showed he had a weapon.

McClelland could spend the rest of his life behind bars if convicted.

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