Officer-involved shooting in Pueblo leaves one dead

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PUEBLO — An officer-involved shooting in Pueblo over the weekend has resulted in one man’s death.

It happened on Saturday at about 10:30 p.m., when officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 3200 block of Rex Street.

Officers were able to hear the disturbance and forced entry into the home.

Pueblo Police Department says that officers encountered a suspect who was holding a weapon and firing.

Police say they returned fire, killing the suspect who was later identified by the Pueblo County Coroner as 24-year-old Estevon Cruz.

Officers determined Cruz had fired at officers with a CO2 pistol.

The four officers involved were placed on routine administrative leave.

The 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Team is investigating this case.

This is the 6th officer-involved shooting in Pueblo for 2019.

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