Prosecutors: No charges against homeowner Joe Hoskins in fatal shooting on New Year's Day

MESA COUNTY, Colo. - No criminal charges will be filed in a fatal New Year's Day shooting prosecutors say is covered by Colorado's "Make My Day" law.

KKCO reports that Mesa County authorities have decided not to file charges in the death of Randy Cook. Cook was shot and killed on January 1 by Joe Hoskins and Hoskins' home.

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger says video surveillance confirms that Cook was among a group that forced entry to the home. The DA says no charges will be filed.

Colorado's "Make My Day" law protects an occupant of a dwelling from prosecution for using deadly physical force when someone has made unlawful entry and there's a reasonable belief crimes have or will be committed. The law was adopted in 1985.
 

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