Jeffco officials identify man killed by homeowner during apparent robbery attempt
Jefferson County authorities have released the name of a 38- year- man who was shot to death by a homeowner who had advertised on Craigslist.
David M. Martinez was killed Sunday after he and an accomplice allegedly went to a home in the 5400 block of South Taft Court to rob a man who had advertised multiple items he wanted to sell on Craigslist. The second suspect has not been captured. Martinez and the accomplice threatened the homeowner with a gun, tied him up and stole items from the home.
The homeowner was able to free himself, retrieve his gun and confront the thieves outside his home.
The homeowner fired several shots, fatally wounding Martinez.