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Suspect shot by police in Englewood standoff

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A man was shot and killed by Englewood police after barricading himself in a house the afternoon of March 3.

Investigator Kevin Sage said the department had received a call of a man barricaded in a home with a gun, holding hostages, near South Cherokee Street and West Bates Avenue around 2 p.m. The SWAT team responded and a standoff ensued for more than two hours.

Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect to release the hostages, according to police.

"Through the course of the negotiations, the suspect was shot by an officer on scene," an Englewood police news release stated.

The suspect was transported to Swedish Medical Center and later died. The identification of the suspect was not released, but is expected to come from the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office.

Sage said the man was connected to the house in some way but was unsure if he lived there. He could not say yet whether a gun was found on him.

"We were told that he was armed," Sage said.

No hostages or officers were injured.

The name of the officer who shot the suspect has not been released. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The 18th Judicial District Critical Response Team is conducting an independent investigation surrounding the shooting.

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