Man dies following shooting in Golden

49-year-old acquaintance of victim charged with first-degree murder

Paul Albani-Burgio
palbaniburgio@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 10/26/20

A 49-year-old man has been charged with murdering a man outside of Golden on Oct. 24. According to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office press release, deputies responded to report of a gunshot wound …

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Man dies following shooting in Golden

49-year-old acquaintance of victim charged with first-degree murder

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A 49-year-old man has been charged with murdering a man outside of Golden on Oct. 24. According to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office press release, deputies responded to report of a gunshot wound in the 5000 block of McIntyre Street on Oct. 24. The victim, 40-year-old Michael Bryan, was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

William Robert Taft, 49, who is described as an ”acquaintance of the victim,” has been charged with first-degree murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and violation of a mandatory protection. He also had multiple outstanding arrest warrants, according to the release.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information about the case to call its tip line at 303-271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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