Woman dead after a shooting on the east side of Pueblo, suspect in custody

Posted at 7:53 PM, Jun 17, 2024

PUEBLO — A woman is dead and a suspect is in custody after a shooting on the east side Monday afternoon, according to the Pueblo Police Department.

The department says it happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. on North Erie Avenue, which is located near the 4th Street exit of I-25. They also say the woman was dead at the scene.

Around 2:30 p.m. police say they found a suspect driving a stolen vehicle on the south side of Pueblo. After a short pursuit, police say the suspect was taken into custody.

Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Ruben Arturo Velez, he has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.

The name and age of the woman will be released at a later time by the Pueblo County Coroner's Office. According to police, this is the 12 homicide in Pueblo this year.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call police at (719)553-2502. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at (719)542-7867.

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