- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors will not file charges against a homeowner who shot a prowler to death inside a home in southwest Denver.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office decided Monday that the homeowner was justified when he shot 32-year-old Christopher Nelson multiple times early Friday morning. Colorado’s “make my day” law allows homeowners to use lethal force when confronted by an intruder.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/lG56hY ) Nelson’s criminal history in Colorado includes misdemeanor arrests for carrying a concealed weapon in 2008 and simple assault in 2014.

The homeowner was once a police officer in Fresno, California.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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