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Littleton Police Officer Defends His Home from Burglar While Off-Duty

Littleton Colorado Shooting

We at Concealed Carry Inc. often bring you stories of civilians dramatically and intelligently defending themselves from criminals on a regular basis. Each day we comb through the countless stories just to bring you a couple of them.

However, most times these citizens are just regular people with varied amounts of training. Every so often we get to report on a story of an off-duty police officer, with a given amount of yearly training under his/her belt, and the results are interesting whenever it happens.

That’s exactly what happened on Friday, November 10th at around 4:30 in the afternoon when police were called to an off-duty Denver officer’s home at the 6200 block of South Spotswood Street after reports that a shooting took place at the address.

According to the reports, the off-duty officer was asleep in his basement when he heard the unmistakable sound of someone breaking into his home.

He grabbed his firearm on his way toward the stairs and continued to hear the steps of the intruder coming from the floor above. He then, seeing the intruder at the top of the stairs, shot him. According to Littleton Police spokesman Rick Redmond …

“When the person had broken into the residence, the homeowner got up, he encountered the suspect at the top of the stairwell and then he ended up shooting him,” 

The suspected intruder who was a man between the ages of 40 and 50 was taken to a local hospital for treatment for his wounds, however, they were found to be too severe and he ended up passing away from the injuries he sustained.

At this point, there is no indicator that the off-duty officer will face any criminal charges for the defense of himself in his home.

What do you think of this story? Would your training have garnered the same results as the officer’s? Let us know in the comments below.

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