Car theft suspect shot, injured by police in Pueblo


PUEBLO, Colo. — A car theft suspect was shot and injured by officers in Pueblo early Friday morning, according to police.

Police said it happened around 3 a.m. on Deane Lane, which is off Highway 50 on Pueblo’s east side. Police said an officer was on patrol when he spotted a pickup truck that had been stolen out of Colorado Springs. The officer pulled up behind the truck and summoned a cover officer, who parked in front of the truck, according to police.

As the two officers approached the truck, the driver drove forward and collided with the parked patrol car, according to police. The officer who had approached the truck from behind fired his gun at the driver, hitting him at least once, according to police.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Police said no officers were injured. The passenger in the truck, a 20-year-old woman, was also not injured. She was taken to the police station to be interviewed.

Police said the suspect was wanted on warrants for dangerous drugs, motor vehicle theft, and flight/escape from custody.

Because a police officer was involved, the 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Team is investigating the shooting.

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