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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 […]