According to the Denver Post, the incident occurred at the Bayberry Condominiums on 431 S. Kalispell Way. Police said two men were helping their friend move into a three-story condo when they were approached by three juveniles, one of whom had a gun. The three suspects demanded money.
As two of the victims began to take their money out, the third man pulled out a gun of his own and opened fire on the armed robbers, shooting all three.
Police arrived on the scene and one suspect, later identified as 15-year-old DeWayne Brown, died from his injuries while being transported to an area hospital. A second suspect was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The third suspect fled the scene but was later arrested after walking into Aurora South Medical Center seeking treatment, CBS Denver said.
The would-be victim reportedly had a valid concealed carry permit and placed his gun on the ground as soon as the police arrived.
Police continue to investigate the incident, but it looks like the shooter is not likely to face any charges in this case.
“If you have a weapon on you and you are placed in imminent fear of serious bodily injury or death, you are entitled to defend yourself,” District Attorney George Brauchler said.
Brauchler added that the shooting doesn’t follow under Colorado’s “Make My Day” law, because it happened outside the residence.
“This is straight up regular common sense and statutorily codified self-defense,” he said.
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