- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) - An Eagle County man who shot and killed an alleged masked intruder last week is behind bars after later allegedly pointing a rifle at detectives driving up to his home.

Douglas Behrends says he shot 32-year-old Brooks Hampton Friday night after Hampton kicked open the door of his house in Burns and started screaming at him. On Monday, detectives in an unmarked vehicle accompanied Hampton’s relatives to Behrends’ house to pick up Hampton’s car.

The Vail Daily (https://bit.ly/1z8uumY ) reports that Behrends put his hands up after detectives got out and drew their pistols.

Behrends says he didn’t know who was coming down his driveway and feared they might start shooting.

Prosecutors say he was put in jail for menacing and partly for his own safety. No charges have been filed.

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Information from: Vail Daily, https://www.vaildaily.com/


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