Especially when that cop is home. You might say that he suffered a failure of the victim-selection process Sources: Littleton homeowner who shot suspected intruder was off-duty DPD officer
Now anybody can defend themselves, but cops are pretty much guaranteed to be armed. Still, with the number of armed homeowners, it is probably just plain stupid to be breaking into places.
Police told Denver7’s Jaclyn Allen the off-duty police officer was asleep in the basement but awoke to someone breaking-in to his home. The officer reportedly heard noise upstairs and shot the suspect from the base of the stairs.
Even though a cop is involved, this probably falls under Colorado’s “Make My Day” law. But hey, I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t play one on television.
The guy who got shot died at a local hospital. He hasn’t been identified.
Self-defense is a human-right.