By Anica Padilla

CONIFER, Colo. (CBS4) — A man was found shot to death in a camper in Conifer early Sunday morning and deputies have arrested 36-year-old Sarah Kalan.

Sarah Kalan (credit: Jefferson County)

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 11000 block of Cochise Circle just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. They found a man with a gunshot wound deceased inside a camper.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Kalan left the scene in a truck, but was quickly located by deputies and taken into custody.

Kalan was booked into the Jefferson County Detentions Facility on charges of first degree murder, menacing, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Kalan has a criminal record going back to 2003.

In Colorado Springs in 2006, she was charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault, menacing and firing a gun while drunk. She was convicted of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to six years in the Department of Corrections.

In 2014, she was convicted of felony menacing in Longmont and sentenced to two years probation. That was revoked three times, and she was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

In 2017 in Longmont, she was sentenced to 60 days jail for assault and resisting arrest.


Anica Padilla