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Englewood police: Officers shoot, kill armed man who pointed gun at caller

Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-10 18:29:49-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Englewood police officers shot and killed an armed man who they said threatened a 911 caller. Police said no officers were injured.

It happened Saturday afternoon in the area of South Broadway and East Oxford Avenue. Police shut the area down soon after the shooting.

Police were initially called around 12:40 p.m. to the U Motel, located at 4575 South Broadway, on a report that the suspect was pointing a gun at the 911 caller and threatened to rob and shoot the caller before the suspect took off, according to a news release from the department.

Englewood police: Officers shoot, kill armed man who pointed gun at caller

When police arrived, officers spotted the suspect, who then took off on foot through an alley toward Oxford Avenue, where police shot and killed the man, the news release said.

The suspect was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

He was later identified as Christopher Michael Martinez. The gun he had in his possession was a ghost gun without a serial number and was untraceable.

The officers involved in the incident were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.

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