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DA: Man won't face charges in shooting death of 17-year-old who allegedly burglarized home

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 18:03:45-05

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Adams County prosecutors won’t charge a man arrested for a September shooting that killed a teenager.

Levi Sisneros, 33, had faced investigation on first-degree murder charges in the shooting, which killed a 17-year-old boy, identified as Alfredo Chavez.

The boy was suspected of burglarizing the home near 76th and Pecos in early September. Chavez was shot in the back, according to the Adams County coroner.

The Adams County District Attorney’s Office said that it could not disprove Sisneros’ argument that he had shot Chavez in self-defense after Chavez and three others allegedly broke into his home to steal his legally-grown marijuana.

Chavez’s mother tells the Denver Post she plans to file a civil lawsuit against Sisneros.

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