ANTONITO, Colo. (AP) — A Conejos County restaurant owner who shot an intruder inside the business will not face criminal charges for the man’s death.
Prosecutors say a jury likely would find Felix Gallegos was entitled to defend himself under Colorado law and they could not prove otherwise.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office Lifts Face Mask Mandate For Those Who Are Vaccinated
According to prosecutors, a surveillance system notified Gallegos that someone was inside the hamburger stand around 5 a.m. on Sept. 1.
Gallegos’ wife called police. He went to the restaurant in Antonito.READ MORE: Residents Concerned After Water Main Break Floods Homes For Fourth Time In 12 Years
Gallegos told police he yelled that the intruder should stay inside because he had called 911. He said a man soon ran out the door and came toward him.
Gallegos said he fired.
Police said 26-year-old Byron Duran was killed. An autopsy found Duran was shot twice and had amphetamines and opiates in his system.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions In Larimer County: Local Public Health Order To Expire Sunday
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