Deadly officer-involved shooting under investigation in Pueblo

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PUEBLO, Colo. — Pueblo Police were involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting south of the Colorado State Fairgrounds near Jackson Street and Mesa Avenue Tuesday night.

Around 5:30 p.m. Pueblo Police received a call from a homeowner in the 1100 block of Jackson Street regarding a man with a weapon. The caller told police the man approached her home and asked if she had seen the police.

Captain Kenny Rider said a 43-year-old man is dead. His identity will be released at a later time by the Pueblo County Coroner’s Office.

According to Rider, the homeowner then told police he loaded his gun in front of them and said “I know they are looking for me so I am looking for them.” The neighbors then called the police.

A female officer was in the area and stayed in her patrol car when he pulled a gun on her, according to Pueblo Police. She drove off but told the suspect’s description and location to fellow officers. Rider says a short time later, three officers arrived on the property in the 1100 block of Bragdon Avenue and shot at the suspect.

At least one witness said the man shot first, but Rider says the circumstances are still under investigation. Police are still investigating if the suspect pulled the trigger.

The man who died has been identified as Kevin Pulido, 43, of Pueblo. The coroner’s office said the apparent cause of death by gunshot wounds will be confirmed during an autopsy on Thursday.

No officers were hurt and those involved are on routine administrative leave.

The 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Team and the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting.

If you have any information about this incident, please call either Detective J.C. Williams at (719) 248-3828 or Detective Ryan Torres at (719) 320-6037.

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