In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018 photo workers clean up a home where a homeowner shot and killed an intruder and was then killed by police responding to calls of a disturbance in Aurora, Colo. just outside Denver. Police have released few details about the shooting so far, saying they need to balance transparency with ensuring a credible investigation. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)

Police to give more details on killing of Colorado homeowner

August 02, 2018 - 12:42 am

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police are expected to release more information about a police shooting that left a man dead after he shot and killed an intruder at his suburban Denver home.

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz says he's frustrated with unspecified false information that has spread and that investigators know what happened based on 911 recordings, officer body camera footage and interviews.

Police plan to release more information at a news conference Thursday.

Authorities received calls about a break-in at the home early Monday, and when officers arrived, they heard gunshots inside.

One of the officers opened fire on an armed man, who turned out to be 73-year-old homeowner Richard Black.

The intruder, 26-year-old Dajon Harper, was found dead in the home's bathroom.

The family's attorney says Black awoke and saw Harper attacking his grandson.

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