Police received a flood of calls Sunday morning reporting a disturbance, including several claims of gunshots, near a Jefferson County, Colorado, residence, the sheriff’s office reported.
According to police, the home where the shooting took place had been featured in an ad on Craigslist.
The homeowner reported that two Hispanic males arrived to see the items he had listed on the website and that some time after their arrival, the men produced a gun, restrained the homeowner and robbed him.
As the suspects prepared to take off, the homeowner was able to break free and confront his attackers outside, where he found one of the men in the process of stealing his SUV. The other suspect was in a gold Mustang.
The homeowner fired multiple shots at the suspects in front of his house. The driver of the Mustang fled the scene, but the suspect driving the homeowner’s stolen vehicle came to a stop in a neighbor’s yard.
When officers arrived at the scene, they saw that an SUV had been crashed into a home down the block from the area where the shots were reportedly fired. The man who was driving the vehicle had been shot and was immediately taken to the hospital.
Scene pictures from S. Taft Ct. in #JeffCo. https://t.co/WQUasy4Vtn— Jeffco Sheriff (@Jeffco Sheriff)1453655535.0
The man received medical attention at the scene and was transported to the hospital where he died a short time later. His identity is not being released.
Update - armed confrontation between suspects and homeowner after victim freed himself. 1 suspect is DOA, the other is at-large. #JeffCo— Jeffco Sheriff (@Jeffco Sheriff)1453665165.0
Police are still searching for the gold Mustang, driven by a Hispanic male in his 40s, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.