BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– 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.

Caller: “He’s dead in my house!”
911 Dispatch: “Who is dead?”
Caller: “Please! God! No!”
911 Dispatch: “Okay, they’re on their way. Who is dead?”
Caller: “I have no idea.”
911 Dispatch: “Who is it?”
Caller: “I have no idea who it is.”
911 Dipatch: “Okay, you don’t know who they are?”
Caller: “No.”
911 Dispatch: “How did they die?”
Caller: “My husband shot him.”
911 Dispatch: “Okay, was it a burglar?”
Caller: “I guess.”
911 Dispatch: “Okay. Did they break in?”
Caller: “Yes.”

Robert Zamora (credit: Boulder Police)

Robert Zamora (credit: Boulder Police)


When police arrived they found Robert Zamora, 19, with fatal gunshot wounds.

Detectives continue to investigate what led up to Zamora’s actions near South Boulder Road and Highway 36 on Pima Court on Monday night.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Police said Zamora ran through the neighborhood, causing a big disturbance and making a lot of noise until finally he stopped at one home and broke in. The banging actually started in the back of the house when the female resident of the home called 911.

Caller: “Some guy, we were watching TV and somebody is beating on our door, I thought it was a shotgun I thought somebody shot us.”
911 Dispatcher: “Okay and then your husband got a gun and shot him.”
Caller: “Right.”

After Zamora broke through two front doors, one glass, the homeowner shot him.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Police believe Zamora may have tried to break into other homes in the area before reaching the final house. He first rattled the door of an apartment just doors down from his own where that resident also called 911.

Caller: “Somebody just tried to open my door, ummm… I locked it but they tried the handle and then I heard running away.”

Police will hand over the case to Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett once they complete their investigation. It will be up to the DA whether charges are filed.