January 23, 2008

Teen Says He Didn't Hesitate To Shoot Armed Robbers: Denver News

FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- A Fountain teenager who woke up to the sounds of robbers in his home said that he didn't hesitate to shoot the men before they took off with his flat screen television.

Fountain police spokesman Sgt. Jess Freeman said the suspects are currently hospitalized for treatment of gunshot wounds.

Their names have not been released.

Cody Buckler, 19, said he was asleep at about 11 p.m. Sunday when he heard unfamiliar voices in the living room.

He told authorities he overheard someone tell a child in the house that they were a police officer, so Buckler crept down the hall and saw two men who were wearing masks, hats and gloves.

Buckler then went back to his bedroom, grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun and shot one of the men as the man carried out Buckler's flat-screen TV. He then shot the second man as the man came up the stairs toward him.

Comments (4)

Good for him..but in Oregon he might have been jailed unless he could demonstrate that one or both of them was armed, AND either he or some member of his family was being threatened and in fear for their life. He also better hope he doesn't face civil action brought by those two bit crooks. But I'm on his side.

Posted by: Jailteacher | April 10, 2008 5:08 PM    Report this comment

An example of how an armed public can deter crime. Hopefully, those two culprits won't try that again!

Posted by: 45calal | April 9, 2008 4:59 PM    Report this comment

Outstanding. I love to here that some of the youth growing up has the courage to stand up for themselves and not wait for someone else to help them. Bravo.

Posted by: PATRICK B | April 8, 2008 11:04 PM    Report this comment

Smart young man! Who says we don't need guns to protect ourselves. Was that Obama or Hillary or both?

Posted by: Mels Gunsmithing | April 8, 2008 4:56 PM    Report this comment

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