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Documents: Son killed father in shooting at home on Lake Ave. in Pueblo

Posted at 12:44 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 14:44:53-04
Nathaniel Morrow
Nathaniel Morrow, 34 (Pueblo police)

PUEBLO – An arrest affidavit obtained by News5 shows a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in Pueblo involved a son and a father.

Police arrested 34-year-old Nathaniel Morrow Tuesday afternoon in an alleyway where responding officers said they found him covered in blood.

The arrest affidavit in the case identifies the victim in the shooting as 64-year-old James Morrow. He died at the scene.

Pueblo police said it all started when they were called to a home in the 200 block of Lake Avenue around 2 p.m. Tuesday. A woman flagged them down and pointed to the alleyway where they found and arrested Nathaniel Morrow.

As they interviewed neighbors and witnesses, they talked to the suspect’s mother who had also been married to the victim and was described as an ex-wife.

She said she saw the shooting happen when she came into the home through the backdoor. She said she saw Nathaniel pointing a gun at James, who was sitting on a couch with his hands folded. She said she saw Nathaniel shoot James with both hands on the gun.

She said he approached her outside of the house and asked “Mom, is God going to forgive me?” right before he ran away.

She also told police they had a family meeting last Sunday to address methamphetamine use and “bizzare behavior” from Nathaniel.

Police also interviewed Nathaniel, who said he shot his father after he tried to grab the gun away from him when he was shot.

He then told police he shot James a second time because “I didn’t know if he was carrying, pulling out, like he didn’t have guns, but he came over [to] my house with a different persona.”

Nathaniel Morrow is being held in the Pueblo County Jail without bond.