‘Make My Day’ Law Likely After Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect

DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened at a residence located 4900 block of Fontana Way, northwest of Chambers Road and 46th Avenue.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

According to police, a homeowner shot a juvenile burglary suspect, who suffered injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

“The homeowner was at home at the time and he heard some glass breaking and went on down,” said Sgt. Patrick Theriot from the Denver Police Department.

The homeowner told CBS4’s Stan Bush the 17-year-old burglary suspect broke in through a back window of his him, lunged at him, and he shot him in the shoulder.

The teen was arrested.

“He’s in fair,  he’s in good condition,” said Theriot.

The names of the homeowner and shooting victim haven’t been released.

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