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Gazette Premium Content Home invasion stopped by shotgun blast

Garrison Wells Updated: February 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

Nobody was injured, but one man was pretty shook up when a resident fired a shotgun through his door as he tried to force his way into the man’s home.

Colorado Springs police responded to a burglary call at 1:17 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of West Platte Ave.

When they got to the house, they found the suspect on the front porch uninjured.

Investigation revealed that the suspect had recently moved into a house a block away, got drunk and tried to force his way into the victim’s house.

The victim, an 80-year-old man, fired a single shot from his shotgun through the front door of his house over the suspect’s head, police said.

No charges have been filed and the suspect was taken into custody on an unrelated traffic warrant.

The incident is still under investigation.




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