Authorities identify man fatally shot at south Denver home on Sunday night

Report: Woman told 911 boyfriend shot intruder

DENVER - Authorities have identified a 29-year-old man who was shot and killed after a woman reported an intruder at her south Denver home on Sunday night.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said Charles McLaughlin was shot at a home in the 3200 block of South Glencoe Street at about 10:30 p.m. He was transported to Denver Health medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

 An autopsy was being conducted late Monday afternoon to determine the cause and manner of death, the medical examiner said.

Police said they do not believe the shooting was a suicide but do not think there is a gunman on the loose.

The Denver Post reported that a woman who lives in the home called 911 about 10 p.m. Sunday and said her boyfriend had shot an intruder. The woman told dispatchers she did not know the intruder and described a struggle before the shooting.

7NEWS reporter Tyler Lopez talked with a neighbor who said an officer at the scene also said a home intruder was shot.

"All he would tell us is that apparently some drunk or somebody tried to break into a house that wasn't his and he was shot,” Jack Fried told Lopez.

Denver police, however, said via Twitter that the shooting death is not a "Make My Day" case, referring to a state law that provides a resident with a self-defense if they kill a home intruder. The police investigation continues.

McLaughlin has a six-page Colorado criminal history, including arrests for burglary, auto theft, resisting arrest, DUI and violating of a protection order.

 

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