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Man killed in shootout between Englewood Police and suspect identified

It's unclear who fired the shots that killed Matthew Mitchell Sunday night. Another man was arrested for shooting at police.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A 22-year-old man was killed when officers from the Englewood Police Department and a different man shot at each other on Sunday evening.

At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, EPD officers were called to a home in the 5000 block of South Grove Street for a disturbance involving family members, according to police. That's near West Belleview Avenue and South Federal Boulevard.

When officers arrived, a suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Phillip L. Blankenship, fired shots at officers from inside the home, police said. Officers returned fire at Blankenship and a 22-year-old man was killed by gunfire, according to EPD.

The 22-year-old victim was identified as Matthew Neal Mitchell by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office, who said he "sustained gunshot wounds during a police altercation and was pronounced dead."

The EPD SWAT team was called to the scene and secured the home, according to police.

On Monday afternoon, the police department announced that Blankenship was arrested for his role in shooting at police officers.

No officers were injured and the officers who fired shots have been placed on administrative leave per department policy, EPD said.

The 18th Judicial District's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) responded and is investigating the shooting, police said.

Blankenship is booked in the Arapahoe County Detention Center on charges of criminal attempt first-degree murder. 

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