Make My Day case redux? Robber reportedly shot with his own gun by victim

Update below: The day after Filberto Alderete was cleared in the death of Jesse Sifuentes Jr., who was allegedly trying to force his way into Alderete's 18th Avenue house, and mere weeks after no charges were filed against a homeowner in the Marcus Duran killing, we learn about another potential Make My Day case -- one in which an alleged robber was shot to death with his own gun.

That's the tale told by a Denver Police Department release, which recaps an incident that took place late last night at 2375 South Williams Street. Look below to read the update, as well as to see an interactive graphic of the area near the crime scene (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"):

On July 20, 2010, at 11:35 p.m., Denver Police were contacted regarding a shooting at 2375 South Williams Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found one male suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was transported to Denver Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Through the investigation Detectives learned two males and a female where visiting the residence at 2375 South Williams Street. During this visit, the three-armed visitors attempted to rob the people living there. One of the robbery victims was able to seize control of one of the robber's guns. He then shot one of the male suspects. The other two suspects (male and female) ran from the scene and remain at large at this time.

This crime is being investigated as a homicide and the identity of the deceased suspect is pending the positive identification and notification of next of kin by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

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Update, July 22: Read about the latest developments in the case here: "Daniel Deleon Dead, Zachary Montoya Wanted in Latest Apparent Make My Day Killing."

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