UPDATE: MONDAY 11/20/2023 4:12 p.m.
(PUEBLO Colo.) — The Pueblo County Coroner has identified a person involved in a shooting with police, as well as a crash at a Pueblo flea market on Saturday, Nov. 18.
According to the Pueblo County Coroner, 26-year-old Gumaro Isaac Acosta died of apparent gunshot wounds following an exchange of gunfire with Pueblo Police officers in the 1100 block of South Prairie Avenue.
One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after Acosta allegedly backed his car into the flea market, hitting the person. No officers were injured in the incident, PPD said.
ORIGINAL STORY: Officer-involved shooting at Pueblo flea market, Sheriff’s Office investigating
SATURDAY 11/18/2023 4:19 p.m.
Pueblo Police Department (PPD) officers were involved in a shooting after locating a stolen car on Saturday morning, Nov. 18.
PPD says just after 9 a.m. officers responded to a call about a stolen vehicle. Officers located the vehicle later that morning at 10:17 a.m. in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center, located at 1153 South Prairie Avenue.
According to PPD, when officers contacted the suspects, shots were fired by police. The suspects then drove the vehicle in reverse into a flea market area hitting at least one person, who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police said the suspect driver died on the scene. Another suspect in the car ran from the area but was arrested a short distance away. No officers were injured, according to police.
Anyone who saw the incident or has a video is asked to contact Pueblo Police Dispatch at (719) 553-2502 or Detective Ryan Torres at (719) 320-6037.
“The 10th Judicial District CIRT (Critical Incident Response Team) led by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, will handle this investigation. The involved officers were placed on administrative leave per standard protocol,” said PPD. “The Pueblo Police Department does not draw any conclusions about whether the officers acted consistent with our policies and the law until all the facts are known and the investigation is complete.”