Father of two children killed after crawling into home through doggy doorBy Mason White 12:35 PM December 18, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A father of two children lost his life after crawling into a home through a doggy door.
The homeowner of Colorado, who shot and killed the home intruder on Friday morning, will not be charged with a crime, authorities said.
Jefferson County deputies responded to the 26300 block of Clear View Drive at 8:30 a.m., after receiving a report that a homeowner shot an intruder, according to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
The dead man was identified as Garry Liebreth, 52, of Nebraska. Liebreth has family members in the Denver area, said the sheriff’s office.
According to police, the male homeowner awoke to sounds of dogs barking in his yard. He went to investigate and noticed the intruder crawling through the doggy door.
The intruder then walked into the home as the homeowner went to get his gun. The intruder approached the homeowner and tackled him to the ground.
That is when the homeowner shot him. The homeowner then ran to a neighbor’s house to call police.
The coroner’s office will complete a drug test to see if Liebreth was under the influence of a substances when he entered the home.
“Based on the totality of the circumstances, and the victim’s right to defend himself in his home, the victim was not arrested and will not be charged with a crime,” police said.