Burns man kills masked assailant

17th December, 2014 by

By Randy Wyrick

BURNS — A gun-wielding ski-masked intruder was shot and killed when a break-in turned deadly in this rural community. Brooks Hampton, 32, kicked in Douglas Behrends’ front door and threatened him with a gun before Behrends shot him, Behrends said. That ski mask was still on Hampton’s head when Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis arrived to investigate the scene, Bettis said. Hampton died from a single gunshot to the face from a .40-caliber handgun, Bettis said. Night rider Behrends was home in his apartment around 9:30 p.m. Friday, watching TV and sitting in his chair when he saw lights on …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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