Man arrested in Jefferson County homicide


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A suspect in the shooting death of a 40-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning.

Jefferson County deputies arrested William Robert Taft, 49, on charges of first-degree murder, according to a agency news release.

Taft is accused of shooting and killing Michael Bryan, 40, Saturday night in the 5000 block of McIntyre Street.

Taft, an acquaintance of the victim, was arrested on additional charges possession of a weapon by a previous offender, and violation of a mandatory protection order. He also had multiple outstanding arrest warrants, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (303) 271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).