Police: Man fatally shot after trying to carjack off-duty deputy in Pueblo


PUEBLO, Colo. — A man was shot and killed after trying to carjack an off-duty Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office deputy Sunday night, according to police.

Police said around 10 p.m., they got a call about a carjacking at the 7-Eleven on North Elizabeth Street. The suspect hit the victim with a handgun, then stole his 2004 Dodge truck, according to police.

Officers found the truck nearby a short time later. While they were investigating, a man sped away in a black Cadillac Escalade, according to police. Police pursued the Escalade until it became disabled on Highway 50 West.

The suspect, who was armed with a rifle, tried to carjack two other cars on Highway 50, according to police. The second car was driven by an off-duty Pueblo County sheriff’s deputy, who fired at the suspect. A Pueblo police officer arrived during the carjacking attempt and also fired at the suspect, according to police.

The suspect died on the scene. His name has not yet been released.

No officers were hurt.

Highway 50 remains closed in both directions from Club Manor Drive to North Elizabeth Street for the investigation.

The 10th Judicial Critical Incident Team is investigating the shooting along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Investigators would like to speak with the person the suspect tried to carjack before his encounter with the deputy. Anyone who was contacted by the suspect is asked to call Detective Medina at 719-320-6006.

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