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A Longmont resident witnessed four men attempting to enter his truck. He now faces charges due to his reaction.

The resident fired a shotgun at the men, hitting one.
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On Jan. 18, Longmont police officers responded to a call placed around 11:21 p.m. in the 400 block of Kensington Street. The caller told police that four men, two adults and two juveniles, were circling the area in a white Cadillac trying to break into cars.

The four men were seen by a Longmont man attempting to break into his black truck. The truck owner left his home and “told the males to get away from the truck,” according to the police report. 

The truck owner then fired a shotgun at the men, hitting a 13-year-old male. The condition of the young man is currently unknown.

The Longmont resident was arrested and has been charged with reckless endangerment, child abuse, menacing, disorderly conduct discharge of a firearm, criminal attempt: second-degree murder, second-degree assault and third-degree assault.

 



Macie May

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Macie May has built her career in community journalism serving local Colorado communities since 2017.
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