Englewood police shoot, kill driver of stolen car who hit cops

Three officers taken to hospital; suspect's name not yet available

David Gilbert
dgilbert@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 5/18/21

Englewood police shot and killed a 22-year-old man accused of dragging three officers with a stolen car at the Kimberly Woods apartment complex in northeast Englewood, according to a news release. …

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Englewood police shoot, kill driver of stolen car who hit cops

Three officers taken to hospital; suspect's name not yet available

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Englewood police shot and killed a 22-year-old man accused of dragging three officers with a stolen car at the Kimberly Woods apartment complex in northeast Englewood on May 18, according to a news release.

Police contacted a stolen vehicle at the apartment complex at Lafayette Street and Girard Avenue about 10:19 a.m., according to the release. As uniformed officers attempted to contact the driver, he struck three officers with the vehicle and dragged them before being shot by police. A female passenger in the car was taken into custody.

Three officers and the suspect were taken to a hospital, where the suspect was pronounced dead.

The suspect was later identified as Caleb Grisenti, whose listed address was a criminal corrections facility in Lakewood. A search of Grisenti's criminal record shows multiple  convictions for car theft, vehicular eluding and theft.

The 18th Judicial District's Critical Incident Response Team will conduct an investigation into the use of force per protocol, according to the release.

The three officers were treated in the hospital and released, according to Englewood Police spokesman Sgt. Tracy Jones. All three were placed on leave following the incident pending the investigation, Jones said.

Body camera footage will not be released until all officers are interviewed by the Critical Incident Response Team.

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