Man dies after hitting head while fleeing Englewood police

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – A man arrested by Englewood police has died after suffering a head injury while trying to run from officers on March 5.

The 38-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody at 9:12 p.m. in the area of South Federal Boulevard and South Decatur Street before trying to escape on foot.

As officers pursued the man, he fell and hit his head. According to the Englewood Police Department, the suspect was transported to Swedish Medical Center by paramedics. He died four days later.

Police provided no information regarding the reason why the man was arrested.

The case is being investigated as an in-custody death. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation and said no other information will be released until it has been completed.

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