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Suspect killed during Pueblo standoff identified

Posted at 9:43 AM, Apr 29, 2019

PUEBLO – The man who sparked a standoff in Pueblo early Saturday morning has been identified as 31-year-old Daniel Gurule.

According to police, Gurule was pulled over on Lake avenue before midnight Friday. As officers discovered he was wanted in Weld County, Gurule sped off, causing an injuring to an officer’s knee.

A short time later, officers tracked down the suspect to a house on Bohmen Avenue. Officers attempted to make contact with the man when they found out he was armed with a handgun.

Pueblo Officer-involved shooting
8 Pueblo Police officers are on leave during the investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting on Bohmen Avenue. (April 27, 2019)

The suspect refused to leave the house so SWAT was deployed. Officers tried negotiating with the suspect until about 3:30 a.m. when Gurule reportedly ran out the front door.  According to police, he pointed his gun at officers, who then fired at him.

The 31-year-old Pueblo man died at the scene. No officers were injured during this incident.

A total of 8 officers discharged their firearms during the incident, including 6 members of SWAT. All are on paid leave per protocol for officer-involved shootings.  The 10th Judicial District will oversee the investigation as called for under state law. This incident marks the Pueblo Police Department’s third officer-involved shooting this year.