Authorities investigating man’s death after physical altercation involving Weld deputies

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team is investigating after a man died following a physical altercation with Weld County Sheriff’s deputies.

According to a press release from the response team, deputies arrived at the 4700 block of Everglade Court just after 1:45 a.m. Saturday. The address is in Hill-N-Park in an unincorporated portion of Weld County.

When deputies arrived, the altercation began with the man.

“During the physical altercation the male party stopped breathing. CPR was provided by deputies on scene until medical personnel arrived. The male was pronounced dead at the scene,” the press release states.

The man’s name has not yet been released. Authorities said his identity will be released along with his cause of death at the end of the forensic investigation.

Neighbors say they never heard any fight, but woke up to find about a dozen squad cars on the cul-de-sac.

“There was no noise through the night, no gunshot, no violence of any sort,” said neighbor George Bates. “It was amazing to open up the window and see all of the activity, and I couldn’t even hear it.”

Bates says he asked deputies on scene what was going on, but was told little.

“He acted like it was no big deal,” said Bates. “For them to kind of steer me off like there isn’t anything going on, it kind of gave me a bittersweet feeling.”

Bates says a couple lives in the home with their three kids, along with another relative.

He says they mostly keep to themselves, so he’s waiting to find out who died.

“It’s just kind of a sad deal. They’ve got three fairly young kids. I’d just like to know everybody is alright,” said Bates, referring to his neighbors.

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