Two Days, Two Deaths In Boulder, Golden Police Confrontations

July 29, 2015

A man arrested in Golden and placed handcuffed in the back of a patrol car was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

The Denver Post reports that the 51-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on a parole violation. Once handcuffed he sat on a curb and spoke to officers. Within minutes of being placed into the patrol car he began sweating profusely and became unresponsive.

Police say they then called for an ambulance. The man was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where he later died.

Officials say a preliminary investigation shows the man had a pre-existing medical condition. The investigation is ongoing.

The man's name was not released pending notification of the family.

And in Boulder, police say a University of Colorado student suspected of attacking residents with a knife confronted officers with a hammer before being killed.

Twenty-two-year-old Samuel Forgy was shot by officers Monday night at an apartment building after they say he climbed up on the railing of a stairwell as they were approaching. They thought he might be planning to jump on them.

One officer unsuccessfully deployed a Taser on Forgy and then the second officer opened fire.

Forgy was naked and believed to be high on LSD at the time.

A 23-year-old man was found with multiple knife-related injuries and a bite mark on his hand.

The officer who shot Forgy will be on paid leave while the Boulder County District Attorney's Office completes its review of the shooting.

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