Police involved in fatal shooting on Wednesday afternoon in Pueblo

Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-18 07:48:29-04

PUEBLO, Colo. — According to the Pueblo Police Department, a man is dead after a police-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon.

Sgt. Ortega with the department says officers were responding to the Forts RV Park along Lake Avenue for an animal cruelty call.

When two officers responded around 2:00 p.m. they realized the man they were contacting had a warrant for failure to appear. As officers attempted to take him into custody, they say the man pulled a gun from his pocket and that is when at least one officer opened fire.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he later died of his wounds. None of the officers involved were injured, according to the department.

At this time the identity of the man and officers involved are not being released.

The 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CRIT) led by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office will handle the investigation. In accordance with department protocol, the two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.


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