- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — No criminal charges will be filed in a fatal January shooting prosecutors say is immune under Colorado’s “Make My Daw” law.

KKCO reports that Mesa County authorities have decided not to file charges in the death of Randy Cook. Cook was shot and killed on New Year’s Day by Joe Hoskins in Hoskins’ home.


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District Attorney Pete Hautzinger says video surveillance confirms that Cook was among a group that forced entry to the home. The DA says no charges will be filed.

Colorado’s “Make My Day” law protects an occupant of a dwelling from prosecution for using deadly physical force when someone has made unlawful entry and there’s a reasonable belief crimes have or will be committed. The law was adopted in 1985.