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Business owner shoots and kills alleged burglary suspect in Antonito

ANTONITO – A suspect was shot and killed by a restaurant owner after allegedly burglarizing his business early in Antonito early Saturday morning.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been requested to assist in the investigation conducted by Antonito Police. Antonito is around 30 miles south of Alamosa.

The burglary and shooting happened at the G6 Hamburger Stand at 210 Main Street around 5:30 a.m. on September 1. The restaurant owner was notified of the burglary through his security system at the business.

He then went to the restaurant after a family member called police.

According to a release, the burglary suspect charged into the owner while leaving the business. The owner was armed and fired his gun, hitting the suspect.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Byron Garcia-Duran, was later pronounced dead.

CBI agents are working to conduct interviews and will forward the case to the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office upon completion.

The business owner’s identity is not being released at this time, as no arrests have been made. The DA will determine if there are any charges necessary for the case.

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