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Pueblo police make arrest in shooting that left two men with serious injuries

Shooting overnight in Pueblo off Northern Avenue and Vinewood Lane
Posted at 10:41 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 07:55:24-05

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Police Department has made an arrest in connection to an August shooting that left two men with serious injuries.

The department said early Wednesday morning that 23-year-old Joseph Calderon has been arrested following an extensive investigation.

Two men had serious injuries after they were shot at a parking lot in front of an Arby's restaurant off Northern Avenue and Vinewood Lane, nearly five miles away from the downtown area, on Aug. 16.

Police confirmed to News5 at the time of the shooting that those two men are in serious but stable condition at a nearby hospital. The shooting happened at 1:25 a.m. that Sunday with crime scene investigators identifying and collecting evidence for more than 6 hours until they reopened the parking lot shortly after 7:30 a.m.

Police added there were some witnesses here who described some sort of altercation unfolding but it’s unknown why this altercation started or what it was about.

Investigators recovered a weapon but police could not confirm whether it was the same one used in this shooting.

There were three cars parked inside the taped off area, surrounded by multiple evidence markers.

Police said the owners of two of those cars, a red and black sedan, picked up their cars and drove them off. The third car, a blue sedan, had to be towed away. It's not clear what connection these cars have to the shooting.

Police said Calderon, who was already in custody at Pueblo County Detention Center on unrelated parole warrant charges, was arrested on two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder.