sorry but are mistaken, yes perfectly legal to shoot a person that is attacking you, but CO law only permits you to seek civil action if the dog is killing you, yes I know it is stupid, but there you have it...
Please show me the section of Colorado law that says a man cannot shoot a dog that is killing him or someone else.
"McCombs shot the attacking dog twice, killing it, Colorado Springs police said. He had a permit to carry a concealed handgun, police said, and appeared to be “within the guidelines of the law” when firing his handgun.
Read more: Man on evening stroll fatally shoots attacking dog | police, greyhound, dog - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO"
Yes, he shot the dog that was attacking his dog, not him. The idea that it is legal to shoot a dog attacking your dog, but not to shoot a dog trying to kill you is absurd.
From the Colorado Animal Cruelty laws (18-9-202):
"A person commits aggravated cruelty to animals if he or she knowingly tortures, needlessly mutilates, or needlessly kills an animal."
Needlessly. No jury would consider self defense of your life "needless".