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Jefferson County arrests 49-year-old man in connection with shooting that left a man dead

The shooting happened Saturday night in the 5000 block of McIntyre Street outside of Golden, according to the Sheriff's Office.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) is investigating a shooting outside of Golden Saturday night.

According to a tweet from JCSO, deputies responded to a report of a shooting just before 8 p.m. in the 5000 block of McIntyre Street.

The victim, identified as 40-year-old Michael Bryan, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, JCSO said. 

The Sheriff's Office announced Sunday they had arrested 49-year-old William Robert Taft in connection with Bryan's death.

Taft was arrested for suspicion of first-degree murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and violating a mandatory protection order. Taft also had other warrants for his arrest, JCSO said.

Deputies said Taft and Bryan were acquaintances. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 303-271-5612.

Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
William Taft

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