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Suspect in custody following overnight fatal shooting in Pueblo West

Posted at 6:38 AM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 09:19:05-04

PUEBLO – The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect that was arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred Monday night in Pueblo West.

According to the Sheriffs’ Office, detectives arrested 36-year-old Sean Michael Pennefather for first-degree murder in the death of his 68-year-old stepfather.

The Sheriffs’ Office said deputies responded to a home in the 400 block of W. Magnum Dr. just before 8 p.m. after receiving a report of shots fired.

Sean Pennefather

When deputies arrived, they found the stepfather, unresponsive on the back patio of the home. A deputy, and then medical personnel performed life-saving measures but were unable to revive him. Pennefather was given verbal commands to exit the home and he surrendered without incident, according to the Sheriffs’ Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said the details that led up to the shooting and motive are still being investigated.

The identity of the victim and cause of death will be released by the Pueblo County Coroner at a later date.

Pennefather has been booked into the Pueblo County Jail.