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Feb 16, 2013 5:08 PM by Annie Snead

80-year-old shoots at suspected intruder

An 80-year-old homeowner in Colorado Springs shot at a suspect who officers say was attempting to force their way into the home.
It happened early Saturday morning off Platte Avenue.
Officers received a call for a burglary in process.
When they got there they found the suspect on the front porch with no injuries.
They say it appeared the suspect, who had recently moved into a home a block away from the victim's home, was very drunk and and tried to get into the home.
The 80-year-old fired one shot through the front door over the suspects head.
There are no charges at this time, pending further investigation.


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