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.