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One dead, suspect arrested following a shooting in Huerfano County Wednesday afternoon

Huerfano County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 06, 2023

HUERFANO COUNTY, Colorado — One person is dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting in Huerfano County, according to the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office.

It happened Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. 3 miles east of Gardner, which is northwest of Walsenburg.

A male called the sheriff's office after he came home and found that his wife had been shot. Deputies found a 64-year-old female who had died from their injuries on the scene.

At 2:45 p.m. the suspect was identified as a neighbor, 41-year-old David Freilino, who was taken into custody.

The Huerfano County Coroner's Office told News 5 that the victim has been identified as Bonnie Young.


In an effort to better understand crime in Southern Colorado. News 5 will continue to track homicides across Colorado in 2023 to provide a picture of violent crime trends across Southern Colorado.

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