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Suspect arrested after slug fired into Pueblo apartment

Posted at 5:45 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 13:22:15-05

PUEBLO – Pueblo police arrested two people after someone fired a shotgun slug into a neighboring apartment early Thursday morning.

Police responded to an apartment complex on W. 12th Street around 12:45 a.m., where they found a large bullet hole in a wall and also found the projectile on a TV stand. Police said the slug went through a mirror and into the ceiling and back out again. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Officers searched the apartment where they believed the shot came from, but the suspects had already left. However, police tracked them down in a vehicle on the south side of Pueblo. That’s when officers say they found drugs inside the car.

The driver of the vehicle, 31-year-old Steve Rains, was arrested on several charges while a female passenger in the car was arrested for a prior warrant.

According to police, Rains had an injury to his stomach from firing the shotgun without a stock. He’s charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon by a prior offender, special offender (narcotics/firearms), possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a defaced firearm.