Man faces first-degree murder charges in connection to deadly Fourth of July shooting in Englewood

Posted at 11:31 AM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 17:13:13-04

DENVER – A man is facing several charges, including first-degree murder, following a deadly shooting during the the Fourth of July holiday in Englewood.

The suspect, 37-year-old Cordia Blash, is accused of shooting a 21-year-old inside a home near the intersection of South Sherman Street and US 285 sometime before 10:20 p.m. Monday.

Police responded to the scene and found the 21-year-old had a gunshot wound to his upper body. While officers were at the scene, the victim, identified as Kane Nathaniel Andres Acosta Woods by the Arapahoe County Coroner, stopped breathing and his pulse stopped. Officers began life-saving measures until Woods was taken to a hospital for treatment, but he later died, according to a news release from the Englewood Police Department.

Blash was taken into custody and booked into the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility on first-degree murder and other charges.

The suspect is expected to appear in court on July 6 at 9:30 a.m. It’s unclear if he’s retained an attorney of public defender at this time.