Police: Man shot, killed after dragging Pueblo officer with car

Crime

PUEBLO, Colo. — A man was shot and killed after dragging a Pueblo police officer behind a car overnight, according to police.

Police said it happened around 2 a.m. in the area of Fourth Street and Reading Avenue. Police said an officer spotted a stolen car with two people, a man and a woman, inside. Police are still investigating the exact circumstances, but they said at some point, the officer was dragged by the stolen car. He then fired his handgun, killing the driver and seriously injuring the passenger, according to police.

The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He will be put on administrative leave, per standard protocol.

This is the third officer-involved shooting in Pueblo in 2020.

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