Suspect’s brother fatally shot in home after Englewood officers return fire-Cause of Death

According to the affidavit, Phillip Blankenship, who was detained in connection with the incident on Sunday, admitted to firing at cops alone.

Colorado’s ENGLEWOOD — An arrest document states that a 22-year-old man died in a house on Sunday night after his brother, who was also inside, fired shots at Englewood police, who subsequently returned fire.

According to the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, Matthew Neal Mitchell “sustained gunshot wounds” in the event and passed away as a result of his wounds.

According to the affidavit, Phillip Blankenship, Mitchell’s older brother, said that Michell didn’t use a weapon and that he was the only person to fire rounds from inside the house in the 5000 block of South Grove Street.

About 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Blankenship’s mother called the police to report that he was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. According to the paper, she added that Blankenship was suicidal and had fired a gun inside the house.

Officers from Englewood Police arrived and ordered Blankenship out of the residence. The affidavit claims that they overheard a male say, “Give me a minute,” followed by the statement, “I’m nearly ready to come out.”

The affidavit claims that after that, Blankenship fired a single shot through the front window of the house at a vehicle.

The affidavit claims that although the bullet struck the vehicle’s windscreen, the officer who had taken cover behind the car was unharmed.

The paper states that a second officer started “taking bullets which were coming from within the home” on the north side of the residence across the street. Although the police’s vehicle was hit, the officer was unharmed.

According to the affidavit, when Englewood police returned fire, Blankenship emerged from the house and was taken into custody.

According to the affidavit, Mitchell was shot dead inside the house.

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