Ski-masked intruder shot dead in Burns

By Edward Stoner

BURNS – A ski-masked intruder was shot and killed when a break-in turned deadly in this rural community. Brooks Hampton, 32, died when he was shot in the face with a .40 caliber handgun, said Kara Bettis, Eagle County Coroner. Hampton was reportedly trying to break into an apartment in Burns. Around 9:25 p.m. last Friday, the tenant told his apartment’s owners in Burns that someone had tried to break into his apartment, located over the garage. Burns residents say Hampton was wearing a ski mask over his face, and was trying to kick in the door of the apartment …

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