Make My Day Law

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz and District Attorney George Brauchler (credit: CBS)

DA On Aurora Triple Shooting: ‘Statutorily Codified Self-Defense’

An investigation is underway after a shooting killed one person and injured two others, and the man who fired the gunshots won’t face charges.

05/31/2015

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Boulder DA: ‘Be Careful What You Take’

Boulder’s district attorney has a warning for those who take drugs after an intruder, allegedly under the influence of mushrooms, was shot and killed after breaking into a home and attacking the homeowner. Stan Garnett has determined the homeowner acted in self defense.

05/13/2015

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No Charges For Homeowner Who Shot & Killed Teen Intruder

A man who shot and killed an intruder when he broke into his Boulder home earlier this month will not be charged as part of Colorado’s “Make My Day” law. Authorities also believe the teen was under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms.

05/13/2015

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Frantic 911 Call After Intruder Shot: ‘He’s Dead In My House’

The 911 call to police details the chaos inside the home in the moments after an intruder had broken in and the homeowner shot and killed him.

05/06/2015

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Intruder Banged On Several Doors Before Home Owner Shot, Killed Him

A home invasion suspect banged on several doors in one south Boulder neighborhood Monday night before he broke through the door to one home and was shot and killed by a man inside.

05/05/2015

A Jeffco Sheriff's deputy near the home invasion where an intruder was shot and killed (credit: CBS)

Intruder Killed In ‘Make My Day’ Case Was 52-Year-Old Man

The identity of an intruder who was shot and killed in a home invasion in Jefferson County has been released.

12/15/2014

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Police Announce Arrest In Burglary Case Where Homeowner Fired Shots

Police in Denver on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 18-year-old male in connection with a burglary and car theft case.

08/26/2014

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Deadly Brawl Is Latest Test Of Self-Defense Laws

A Colorado prosecutor said he’s frustrated that the state’s “Make My Day” law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.

06/18/2014

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No Charges Against Homeowner Who Shot, Killed Intruder

No charges will be filed against a homeowner who shot a man at his house.

04/03/2014

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CU Student Shot After Walking Into Boulder Home Pleads Guilty

The University of Colorado graduate shot when she wandered into a Boulder home has pleaded guilty to first-degree trespassing in a deferred sentence.

10/10/2012

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