Man who shot teenager likely won’t face charges |

Man who shot teenager likely won’t face charges

LONGMONT ” A homeowner likely won’t face charges for shooting and wounding a teenager who entered the wrong house in a rural subdivision, officials said Thursday.

Nathan Weathers, 19, had been involved in a motorcycle accident and had a blood alcohol level of more than 0.20 when he entered the home early Wednesday, thinking it was his own home in the same subdivision, said Weld County sheriff’s spokeswoman Vicki Harbert.

James Haflich reportedly warned Weathers, then shot at him three times with a 9mm handgun, hitting him once in the arm, according to sheriff’s reports.

Weathers, who was hospitalized, could face charges of trespassing and drunken driving, Undersheriff Margie Martinez said.

The 1985 Homeowners Protection Act, known as the “Make My Day” law, provides legal protection to homeowners or residents defending themselves against harm.

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