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Man dies after deputies use Taser on him

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Man had BB gun, was threatening to commit suicide

By Daniel Laverty

A 55-year-old man wielding a BB gun and threatening to commit suicide died in Conifer on Sunday morning after sheriff’s deputies used a Taser on him. The death occurred in the 30400 block of Sunset Trail just before 8 a.m., according to Jeffco Sheriff’s spokesperson Mark Techmeyer. The man’s name has not yet been released. According to the Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived before 7 a.m., the man was under the influence of drugs, was carrying a BB gun and threatened to commit suicide.


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