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Man sentenced to 33 years in prison for 2017 shootout with Adams County deputies

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Posted at 9:24 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 23:24:09-04

BRIGHTON, Colo. – A Colorado man was sentenced to 33 years in prison for threatening neighbors with a gun and firing at Adams County sheriff’s deputies back in 2017.

Troy Wayne Coen, 57, was convicted in August on two counts of attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference, two counts of fist-degree assault, two counts of attempted first-degree assault and three counts of menacing, according to a news release from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

On Thursday, Adams county District Judge Roberto Ramirez sentenced Coen to 30 years in prison on each of the attempted first-degree murder charges and ordered that the sentences be served concurrently. Additionally, Coen will be serving another three years in prison for menacing, the release states.

On September 27, 2017, Coen confronted neighbors about stealing marijuana from his backyard and threatened them with a gun.

When deputies arrived at his home, Coen reportedly ignored commands from deputies to drop his weapon and fired 10 rounds at the deputies.

“We are thankful that the jury came back with a just verdict in this case,” said District Attorney Dave Young. “Bullets came within mere inches of killing these deputies. We are very grateful that no deputies were injured or killed as a result of the defendant’s actions that day.”