Mar 6, 2014 8:44 PM by Joanna Wise

Several Pueblo police officers placed on administrative leave after shooting


PUEBLO, Colo.- Several Pueblo police officers are on a standard paid administrative leave after an officer involved shooting left one man dead Wednesday night.

According to the Pueblo Police Department, the names of the officers will be released at a later time.

Around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a call at the 1600 block of Jackson Street after neighbors heard arguing inside a nearby home.

"There was just a bunch of yelling," one neighbor said.

When police arrived on scene, a gunshot was heard.

Police say they went inside the home and confronted an unidentified 23-year-old man. According to the report, the man was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. One of the girlfriend's family members, a female, was also there.

Police say it's been determined that the shot they heard upon arrival was directed at the girlfriend.

Police say they told the 23-year-old to put the weapon down. He didn't.

"The male ended up pointing the gun at them and they ended up shooting him," said Sgt. Eric Gonzales, the public information officer for the Pueblo Police Department.

The females were able to leave the house with no injuries reported.

"The entire incident took place under eight minutes and the quick response of the officers may have saved the life of one of the female victims," said Gonzales.

 The 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Team is has taken over the investigation. No word on when its findings will be released.



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