Englewood police ordered by judge to cease talking about deadly shooting

CBS4: The same day that 29-year-old Phillip Blankenship was formally charged with attempted murder for shooting at Englewood police officers, a judge ordered city officials to refrain from further publicity about the incident.

A man police call Blankenship’s brother, 22-year-old Matthew Mitchell, died as a result of gunfire between police and either – or both – or the two men.

Englewood officers were called to 5007 South Grove Street in response to a family disturbance at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. 

According to EPD Chief Sam Watson, the woman who called police stated her son was intoxicated, had a gun, and the gun had been fired inside the house. Officers and SWAT personnel surrounded the house and began announcing demands, Watson explained during a press conference Thursday. 

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