DENVER (CBS4) – Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a home in Southeast Denver.
Authorities initially said someone was trying to break into a house on the 3200 block of South Glencoe Street on Sunday night when the homeowner shot that person. Later a Denver police spokesman said the investigation was continuing and that the incident might not have involved an intruder.
Police are only saying what happened at the home is being considered a “shooting investigation,” and that homicide detectives are involved. They have been interviewing a lot of witnesses.
Neighbors said they heard two gunshots at approximately 10:30 p.m.
The coroner’s office has not released the name of the man who died but they confirm it was from a gunshot wound.
Police said they’re not looking for a suspect at this time because they have everyone accounted for involved in the shooting. They won’t directly say if there is a suspect, only that there’s no danger to the public.
Property records indicate a 51-year-old woman owns the home and works for Denver Public Schools. Neighbors said a couple lives the home. By afternoon a couple left the home with suitcases and boxes in hand and would not comment as they drove off in separate cars.
“They are the sweetest people, so, so nice, they’ve been there a long time; very, very nice people,” neighbor Ed Camblin said.
Police said the death investigation is not a “Make My Day” case. Under that law a citizen cannot be prosecuted for using deadly force against an intruder inside their home.