Boulder home intruder to face charges

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Zoey Ripple, Shooting Scene

BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder District Attorney plans to file a charge of criminal trespassing against a young woman who wandered into a home in west Boulder Wednesday morning and was shot by one of the homeowners.

An arrest warrant for Zoey Ripple, 21, was issued Friday.  She’s expected to surrender to police after she is released from the hospital.

At about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, prosecutors say Ripple, who was drunk, stumbled into the home of Timothy Justice and Doreen Orion at 425 College Ave. and walked into their bedroom.

After shouting at Ripple and warning her that they had a gun, police say Justice shot Ripple in the hip with a Glock.

Prosecutors say Ripple’s blood-alcohol level was above .20 at the time of the incident.

Court records show Ripple, who is listed as a University of Colorado student, was cited for shoplifting in 2010.

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