ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A 22-year-old man who was in a stolen car was shot by at least one Englewood police officer and later died from his injuries after he dragged several officers with the vehicle, according to the Englewood Police Department (EPD).
The shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. in the area of 1401 E. Girard Place, a tweet from EPD says.
The man killed was identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office as Caleb Grisenti.
Police told 9NEWS at the scene, officers were initially called to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers checked the license plates on that vehicle and it came back as stolen, police said.
Grisenti and a woman were inside the car when officers tried to make contact, EPD said. Grisenti was driving and attempted to drive away and dragged three officers, according to EPD. Officers fired at the suspect who was struck by the gunfire, according to police.
Grisenti was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, EPD said. The woman who was in the passenger seat of the car was taken into custody, EPD said.
Three Englewood officers were injured in the incident after being dragged by the suspect's car, EPD said. They were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries and two of them were treated and released Tuesday. EPD said the third officer was released from the hospital Wednesday morning.
The 18th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team was at the scene to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting. EPD said there is body camera footage of the incident, but that footage would not be released until the officers involved could be interviewed.
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