Deputy Shoots Man Who Grabbed Officer's Taser

Neighbors Say Man Was Throwing Rocks At Window

The Boulder County sheriff's office said one of their deputies shot a man in the abdomen Friday morning after he allegedly grabbed a Taser during their struggle to subdue him.

Cosmo "Daniel" Moshe Grill, 22, was taken to Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No deputies were hurt.

Deputies were called to a home on Cherryvale Road near Baseline Road at about 4 a.m. on the report of a disturbance or a possible burglary in progress. Neighbors said Grill was acting bizarrely and was throwing rocks into a window of the adjoining duplex.

Grill recently moved to the Boulder area and was living in that duplex, Boulder County sheriff's Commander Rick Brough said.

Deputies confronted him in the front yard, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said. They tried to take him into custody but Grill broke free from their grasp and ran off, Pelle said. Deputies caught up with him and tackled him to the ground, using a baton and a Taser to get him to settle down.

During the struggle, Grill grabbed a deputy's Taser and pointed a Taser at the deputies, so another deputy -- 31-year-old Lanie Delong -- fired a single shot at him, Pelle said.

"After being shot (Grill) apparently threw the Taser and again ran from the deputies. He was pursued and deputies were able to tackle him and place him into custody," Brough said.

Four neighbors witnessed the confrontation. They are being interviewed as part of the investigation.

Pelle said he doesn't know why Grill was throwing rocks at the window or if he was on drugs.

Prior to moving to Boulder Grill was living in New York City. He is an Israeli citizen and has been in the United States since August 2008.

Delong has been with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office for 4 1/2 years. In January 2005 she was assigned to the Security Division of the sheriff's office and was moved to the Patrol Division later that same year.

A multi-jurisdictional investigation team has been called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Cherryvale Road is expected to be closed for several hours.

Boulder County's last officer-involved shooting was at the Eldora Ski Resort. The district attorney determined that deputy was justified in shooting a ski lift operator who had killed the general manager of the Eldora ski area and shot at officers as he tried to get away.

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