Identities released in shootout between teen, former Greenwood Village cop

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Update: Nov. 30, 11:45 a.m.: The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office identified the 17-year-old shot in this case as Peyton Blitstein. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

Blistein’s father Todd spoke to the media Tuesday. You can watch his remarks on FOX31 NOW in the player above.

Original Story: The former Greenwood Village police officer who is accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old after what is believed to be an argument over careless driving, has been identified.

Adam Holen, 36, is accused of exchanging gunfire with a teenager driving in the neighborhood of 4900 block of South Addison Way on Nov. 24. The teen later died and Holen was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Surveillance video shows the escalation of the argument and the shots fired. Aurora police say it started as a confrontation between an adult and a group of teenagers over a careless driving incident. As the argument escalated, shots were fired.

Investigators continue to work on figuring out who the aggressor in the situation was and whether or not any charges will be filed.

Neighbors here are anxious for some answers. 

“As of right now, everybody’s curious as to you are these people and what exactly happened,” Lily Krob said.

Even though doorbell video captured the shooting, neighbors are still not sure about exactly what happened or who fired first. 

“I think it’s definitely not something to die over. I feel like neither of them should’ve had guns. Sounds like both of them drew guns. I think it was blown way out of proportion. Nothing this serious should’ve happened,” Krob said.

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