Pueblo County Sheriff’s office investigating officer-involved shooting

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PUEBLO, Colo., — The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting near downtown Pueblo.

The shooting happened Saturday morning near Colorado Ave and W Pitkin Ave, in the 300 block Quincy street.

Deputies received a call about an armed carjacking around 7:00 a.m. near Pueblo Youth Services Center off 17th street. A woman told them a man pointed a gun at her, threatened her, and took her 2016 Nissan Versa.

Deputies received a vehicle description and pursued the vehicle.

The suspect, who had carjacked a female and was armed, was able to get away from deputies. The pursuit was terminated.

An off-duty deputy was on her way home from work and was listening on her radio and spotted the car on 4th street heading westbound. The deputy said the car almost struck her.

A short time later, a Pueblo Police Officer saw the car, disabled in an alley, and observed the male suspect in the driver’s seat.

Officers and deputies teamed up to after, they say, the man got out of the vehicle with a gun and began running down the alley.

They say the man eventually moved towards them in the 300 block of Quincy Street, at which point a sheriff’s deputy fired shots.

The suspect was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.

The deputy who shot the suspect is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office says no officers were injured.

There is no threat to the community at this time and there are no other suspects.

Full interview with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office:

The 10th Judicial District Critical Incident team was activated and is conducting the incident investigation. The CIT includes members of the Pueblo Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, the Pueblo County District Attorney’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office.

The Pueblo Police Department is the lead investigative agency for this incident.

Click here to read the Pueblo County Sheriff’s office press release on the shooting.

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