DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – The Douglas County coroner on Monday identified the man shot dead late Saturday by his own father as Nicholas Huner, 33.
The coroner’s office confirmed that Huner’s death was caused by a gunshot wound.
Late Saturday evening, Frank Huner, 58, called 911 to tell dispatch “he had shot someone who he thought was an intruder,” according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He later told dispatchers the victim was his son.
Investigators arrested the elder Huner around 4 a.m. Sunday on second-degree murder involving a weapon charges. He posted a $50,000 bond and was released over the weekend.
Business records show Frank Huner owns an automotive and transmission repair business in Denver that he’s run for 33 years.
No further details about the shooting have been released thus far, as the affidavit for Frank Huner’s arrest was suppressed in court.
Nicholas Huner had a long criminal history in Colorado, but had an outstanding warrant out of Arapahoe County for failing to appear in court on a felony marijuana distribution charge stemming from an April 2016 arrest when he died.
A St. George, Utah newspaper also reports that Huner was involved in a high-speed pursuit with Utah troopers earlier this year.