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Man killed by Englewood police was gunman’s brother, not shooter, affidavit says

A 22-year-old killed by Englewood police on Sunday was the brother of an armed man who allegedly fired gunshots at officers from a bedroom in a home the pair were in, according to an arrest affidavit. According to the affidavit, obtained by Colorado Community Media, the shooter, 29-year-old Phillip L. Blankenship, was suicidal and “wanted the police to […]

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Kiowa County will pay $9.5 million to settle wrongful death of man shot 3 times in the back by deputies

Kiowa County has reached a $9.5 million settlement with the family of Zach Gifford, the unarmed local handyman shot three times in the back by its undersheriff and a rookie deputy in 2020. The amount exceeds the county’s $7.5 million annual budget, but is less than the $10 million maximum its insurance policy would cover. […]

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Deputies fatally shoot man at northern Colorado landfill

Authorities in northern Colorado are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by sheriff’s deputies. Two deputies attempted to contact the unidentified man Thursday afternoon at the Larimer County landfill and opened fire, hitting the suspect, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. It did not release any other details about what led […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park ranger injured in shootout near Fall River entrance

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A shootout during a traffic stop at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park wounded a ranger and one of two suspects who were involved in an earlier pursuit with law enforcement. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the shooting happened after the ranger stopped a driver on the east side of the […]

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Good Samaritan was killed by officer responding to “unspeakable tragedy” in Olde Town Arvada Square, police say

Johnny Hurley, the good Samaritan credited with saving the lives of people in Arvada’s Olde Town Square on Monday, was killed by a police officer responding to the shooting that also left Officer Gordon Beesley dead. The Arvada Police department on Friday afternoon for the first time released a timeline of the shooting that unfolded […]

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Three people killed — including police officer, suspect — in Olde Town Arvada shooting

ARVADA —Three people were killed, including a veteran police officer and the suspected gunman, in a shooting in Olde Town Arvada on Monday afternoon. Gunfire broke out in the popular shopping and entertainment district northwest of Denver at about 1:30 p.m. The shooting happened after police were called to check out a suspicious person in […]