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Pueblo Police arrest 17-year-old shooting suspect in connection to deadly shooting

Posted at 10:46 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 12:14:05-04

PUEBLO – Pueblo Police announced the suspect they questioned Thursday night in connection to the shooting of a 17-year-old boy has been arrested.

The suspect, also 17 years old, is being held on juvenile possession of a firearm. Police said additional charges are still being considered.

It all started around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when officers were called to Parkview Medical Center. The victim showed up at the emergency room with a gunshot wound.

Police say the shooting happened during a fight near a parking lot at Runyon Lake. Officers said the shooting happened as a result of “a disturbance between parties in two separate vehicles.”

The teen was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police say the death is being investigated as a homicide. The boy’s identity and the suspect’s identity have not been released.

Police said this is Pueblo’s ninth homicide of 2018.

Police are asking for help in the investigation. If you know of any suspects involved or witnessed the incident, call the Pueblo Police Department 719-553-2502 or Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.