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Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder in Commerce City

A homeowner in Commerce City, CO, shot and killed an intruder during an overnight home invasion. The Commerce City Police Department is investigating the incident, with the homeowner expected to survive their injuries.

COMMERCE CITY, CO (1-minute read) — A suspect was fatally shot by a homeowner during an overnight home invasion in Commerce City. According to the Commerce City Police Department, officers responded to a call from a resident in the 5300 block of E 64th Avenue. The adult male homeowner reported he had been injured during an attack inside his home and had shot an unknown intruder.

Upon arrival, officers found the suspected intruder, also an adult male, deceased inside the residence. The homeowner, who sustained injuries, is expected to recover.

Commerce City police stated that the incident is under ongoing investigation, and further details cannot be disclosed at this time. The identity of the deceased individual will be released by the Adams County Coroner.

Home invasions can be traumatic and often dangerous situations that underscore the importance of understanding self-defense laws and responsible firearm ownership. It’s crucial for homeowners to be prepared and knowledgeable about how to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Safety Tip: Always have a plan for safely storing and accessing your firearm in case of an emergency. Regularly review and practice this plan to ensure you can act swiftly and safely if needed.

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