No charges in Burns shooting case

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — A Burns man was protecting his home and will not be charged in home invasion shooting death last December.The evidence shows that Doug Behrends was protecting himself and his property from an intruder, said Bruce Brown, district attorney.“That’s his right under the law,” Brown said.The whole thing started 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19, when Brooks Hampton broke through the front door of Behrends’ second floor apartment in Burns, a remote area in northwest Eagle County.Hampton was wearing hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, and a mask that covered the bottom of his face, similar to those worn by …

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