Richard "Gary" Black Jr., a resident of Colorado, can be seen on this undated photo. 19659009] Rathod told ABC News, "A naked man stepped down the door, entered the house and was caught choking on Black Jr.'s 11-year-old grandson," choking the boy in the bath. The boy's father, Black's stepson, went in and began wrestling with the naked man. Both he and Black tried to save the boy.
"Mr. Black goes and gets his weapon and shoots the intruder and saves his grandson," Rathod said. "Mr. Black goes out to the bathroom to see other people who were also at home." Black's wife had called the police and ran outside, telling the police exactly what her husband was wearing and a naked man who was attacking their grandson Mr. Black walks out and is shot dead by the police. "
According to the lawyer, Black left the army and became federal agent. Previously, he received a Bronze Star, with the first oak leaf cluster, an Army Combination Medal and a Purple Heart. Rathod said that Black had received all awards for his service in the First Infantry Division during a Vietnam War.
According to Kim Keeler of the citadel's media relations, Black was a member of the 1966 Citadel class.
"This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for all concerned," said Metz, chief of police of Aurora. "We offer help through our sacrificial advocates to help the deceased resident's family in this very difficult time."
The official involved was transferred to an administrative reallocation according to the policy of the department. The police department said there would be a press conference later this week to provide more information about the incident.
Aurora Police Department of Crime and the Denver Police Department and the 17th District Judicial Bureau are investigating the incident.
The 17th Procuratorate said the investigations would be submitted to the prosecutor's office for a ruling on whether criminal charges should be brought against an affected person.
"In order to sustain this ongoing investigation, the district attorney's office has requested that the Aurora Police Department not publish any further details at this time," the bureau said in a statement.
ABC News & # 39; Becky Perlow has contributed to this story.