Suspected intruder shot approximately 20 miles west of town


    The following statement was issued this morning by Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton: “On August 23rd, 2017, at approximately 10:47 pm, Dispatch received a call from an unnamed male subject claiming that he had just shot an intruder on his neighbor’s property approximately 20 miles West on Highway 160 and he believed the subject to be deceased.

    “He further explained that the intruder had attacked him with a knife when he approached him to ascertain his identity and the reason for his visit to the property.

    “Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Office Deputies, it was confirmed that the alleged intruder was deceased and a perimeter was established. CBI was immediately notified and the scene was held until their arrival on the morning of the 24th.

    “Names are being withheld at this time until the next of kin of the deceased can be notified.”