UPDATE: The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office filed charges against Daniel C. Williams on Thursday, including two felony counts and six misdemeanor counts. He could face up to 4.5 years in prison and significant fines.
A mother black bear thought she was taking her young cubs out to find some food. Instead, she watched them die.
Early Tuesday morning, the young bear family found some unsecured trash cans in Evergreen, Colorado, and began to rummage through them. They were spotted by the homeowner, Daniel C. Williams. Instead of leaving the bears alone or calling officials, Williams decided to scare them off.
He first fired two rounds of rubber buckshot at them, both of which missed. When his dog slipped outside, he fired a round of live ammunition at the cubs, hitting both of them at once and a neighbor's window.