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Police shoot and kill homeowner during burglary call

Posted at 11:22 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 12:22:18-04

(KUSA) A 73-year-old Army veteran shot and killed a naked intruder who had attacked his grandson and was still inside his home when he, in turn, was shot and killed by an Aurora, Colorado police officer, an attorney for the man’s family told 9Wants to Know late Tuesday afternoon.

Richard “Gary” Black Jr. was protecting his family when he was killed, according to Qusair Mohamedbhai, an attorney representing the Purple Heart winner’s family.

Richard Black
Richard Black/Family Photo

Mohamedbhai said that while he was still piecing together the sequence of events surrounding the incident early Monday morning that Black’s death should not have happened.

He said evidence at the scene suggests that the officer who shot Black was outside the home when he opened fire, but he’s eager to see body camera footage to determine exactly what happened.

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