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Attempted murder suspect turns himself in to Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 16:53:31-04

PUEBLO — UPDATE: The Pueblo County Sheriff's office says Louis Figueroa turned himself in Wednesday night.

He has been booked into the Pueblo County Jail.

PREVIOUS: The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's help to find a 39-year old man after he allegedly assaulted two men late Thursday night in Pueblo West. Sheriff’s Detectives are searching for Louis Figueroa on an arrest warrant for attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault.

Deputies were called to the parking lot of the Pueblo West Taco Bell, 99 S. McCulloch, at about 11:45 p.m. on a report of an assault. When they arrived, they learned that a 17-year-old male and a 20-year-old man had been assaulted by Figueroa. Both men were treated at a local hospital for their injuries.

The 17-year old victim told deputies he was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot when Figueroa approached him on the driver’s side. He said Figueroa reached inside the window and grabbed him by the neck. The victim said Figueroa pulled him out of the vehicle and continued to choke him until the victim briefly lost consciousness. The teenager said he was eventually able to run away from Figueroa.

The second man said he witnessed Figueroa assaulting the teenager and began yelling at the suspect to stop. After the teen ran away, Figueroa approached the 20-year-old man and punched him twice in the face, causing serious injuries.

Figueroa left the area in a white F-150 truck prior to deputies arriving on scene. Figueroa is 6-foot tall and 250 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, call the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office at (719) 583-6250 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-STOP (7867).