Also, can I shoot someone on my property in Colorado?
Intruders should beware, homeowners in Colorado can use lethal force against them. If you have been charged with shooting someone on your property, Colorado's make my day law may be able to exonerate you. In cases where the intruder was on your property but not in your home, you may be able to claim self-defense.
Just so, what is considered self defense in Colorado?
Colorado's self-defense laws allow people to: Defend a person (yourself or another person) from physical force; however, the use of deadly force is only allowed if it appears the attacker may seriously assault, kidnap, or sexually assault the person. Defend themselves within their own residence.
According to law, a resident may not shoot an intruder unless the criminal poses an immediate threat to the home owner or his or her family. Therefore, if someone is robbing your house or is in your yard, you may not shoot them or harm them unless they are a threat to you.