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Police say semi-automatic gun, machete used in Northglenn burglary before teens shot

Semi-automatic gun, machete used in Northglenn burglary
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Northglenn detectives said that two teen burglary suspects had a semi-automatic gun and a machete before they were shot and killed by the homeowner over the weekend after trespassing. Police believe the suspects were also responsible for burglarizing a nearby home on Sunday afternoon.


When LJ Perceval and her son came home Sunday, it was clear someone broke into their house. She immediately called 911 and was told it would be a while before officers responded, due to a "more serious" situation down the street.

Perceval soon learned the crimes were connected and the burglary suspects were dead. 

Northglenn police connected her burglary to the juveniles shot and killed after trespassing around the corner.


Northglenn police report the suspects broke a fence to gain entry into the backyard of a home in the 11600 block of Pearl Street. That's where police say the suspects and the homeowner exchanged gunfire.   

The Colorado Make My Day law gives homeowners immunity from prosecution if they kill an intruder in their home under certain conditions.

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