DENVER, COLORADO — An unidentified man broke into an apartment located in a suburb of Denver and allegedly opened fire on the current occupant. The occupant successfully returned fire, striking and killing the intruder. Authorities suspect the man was tracking down an ex-girlfriend, who didn’t live at that residence but was visiting her current boyfriend.
According to the Aurora Sentinel, the intruder was unresponsive at the scene and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. The relationship between him and the former girlfriend appears to have been terminated several months back.
This type of story has replayed with varying results through contemporary history. Spurned lover seeks vengeance for ‘unrequited love’ or some derivative thereof.
Here’s the result of this case: a man is dead due to a justifiable use of deadly force. Worse, if he had not been stopped, he may have gone on to murder the occupants of that apartment just based upon his feels.
Feels are the path of the dark side, folks, and especially when guns are at play. We always advocate for responsible concealed carry and home defense. With modern relationships having the life expectancy of a pair of running socks, there’s bound to be some hard feelings.
Thankfully, a man was armed and able to fight back. That’s how this story ended and it’s how it should always end. The occupant of the apartment won’t be charged for a crime and the family of the deceased will likely be shaking their head, wondering why their son was so stupid as to kick down a door and open fire on people he had no business visiting that sort of anger onto.
Distressed former lovers have to figure out their own path in this world.