The man who was fatally shot during an eviction on Wednesday threatened to shoot police in January, according to an incident report obtained by 9NEWS.
“I should just get my gun and shoot the first cop I see,” Martin Wirth is quoted in a report written up by a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the report, Wirth made the threat at a State Farm Insurance office in Confiner when he was denied automobile coverage on Jan. 20th. Coverage was denied because his driver’s license was not valid, according to the report.
A few hours later, Park County deputies saw Wirth driving near his home and then tackled him in his driveway after he ignored orders to stop walking towards his house, according to the report.
In the report, Wirth claimed he was injured during the tackle and told paramedics who responded he was having an anxiety attack. Wirth then claimed he was going to kill himself when medical crews made the decision not to transport him, the report says.
In the report, Wirth denied making the threat to the insurance agent and was allowed into his home after being issued a summons for driving under restraint and no insurance.