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Wheat Ridge homeowner shoots, kills man who entered home Wednesday night

Posted at 2:19 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 20:08:51-05

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – A homeowner in Wheat Ridge shot and killed a man who had entered his family’s home near W. 45th Ave. and Parfet Street late Wednesday night.

Police said the 24-year-old man, identified by the Jefferson County Coroner as Takwon Wilson, of Denver, entered the home around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and said his behavior “frightened the homeowner.” Wheat Ridge police said Wilson refused to leave, approached the homeowner and his family, and was subsequently shot.

Wheat Ridge officers and then Arvada Fire first responders tried to revive Wilson, but he died at the scene, police said. Wheat Ridge police said investigators determined “this is a tragic situation rather than a criminal act” and said “both families” are cooperating with police.

“The families requested privacy since our investigators determined there was no criminal intent, we were honoring that request following this tragic incident,” police spokesperson Sara Spaulding said.

When asked if the homeowner knew the Wilson or if he was a stranger, Spaulding declined to provide that information.

Police said the district attorney’s office will review the case.

Editor's note on Nov. 8 at 6:07 p.m.: This story has been updated with the identity of the man shot and killed by the homeowner in Wheat Ridge.