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Englewood Officers On Leave After Fatal Shooting

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An image from the shooting at Walgreens (credit: CBS)

An image from the shooting at Walgreens (credit: CBS)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Englewood police are expected to release more information Friday about a man who was shot and killed by police on Thursday night.

The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. outside a Walgreens at Broadway and Dartmouth in Englewood.

A call first came in to authorities about a stolen car at about 4:30 p.m.

Police tracked down the car and arrested two men.

A few hours later police say an associate of the men who were arrested came to the scene. He was in a Ford Mustang.

Police say he began threatening police.

Officers apparently saw that he had a weapon and refused to obey officers’ orders.

He then backed up quickly, almost hitting police. That’s when they began firing.

“I heard the officers hollering at a gentlemen. They told him to stop and get out of the car. Next thing I know I see them shooting,” said witness Lonnie Eastwood.

The officers involved are on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice after a fatal shooting.

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