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Thrown rock breaks windshield and driver’s hand

Posted at 3:54 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 17:54:00-04

PUEBLO – A man called Pueblo Police just after midnight Friday saying he was shot while driving westbound on Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

The 64-year-old driver had a severely wounded and bleeding hand, along with an injury to an eye. As he was being checked out at the hospital it was determined the hand was broken.

Officers checking all this out noticed there was a hole in the windshield and the back window of the truck, but no evidence it was a strike from a bullet. Instead, there were rock fragments inside the cab of the truck.

While there is no indication of how the rock was propelled off the bridge for Jerry Murphy Rd, that’s where officers believe it came from when someone intentionally threw it towards the truck.

There was no sign of anyone in the area who might be a suspect. If the culprit is caught, they could face a charge of second-degree assault.

If you have any information to help investigators, please call the Pueblo Police Department at (719) 553-2502. To remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ 542-STOP (542-7867) or