The 17-year-old suspect in an attempted carjacking over the weekend in Park County died from a single gunshot wound, the Park County coroner said on Monday.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, deputies with the Park County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to Park County Road 70 near the Echo Valley Ranch for the report of an attempted carjacking, the agency said.
The victim was able to get away, the agency said, and flag down help from a ranch employee.
That employee then found the suspect, who was later identified the coroner as 17-year-old Alexander James Burger.
From there, the employee and Burger got into what deputies called a "violent confrontation" that left the ranch employee stabbed several times and Burger with at least one gunshot wound.
When the Park County Sheriff's Office arrived, they said Burger ran, but deputies were able to take him into custody around 5 p.m.
Deputies tried to control Burger's bleeding, but he died before the Platte Canyon Fire and Flight for Life arrived. The ranch employee was in critical condition as of Sunday evening.
Burger, according to the sheriff's office, lives in Jefferson County.
This is being investigated by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation because Burger technically died in police custody, even though he was not injured by deputies.