On February 28,2023 at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers responded to the 5300 blk of Red Cedar Ct. on the report of a carjacking that had just occurred.
The victim of the carjacking told officers that three males arrived in one red vehicle and one white vehicle. They ran up to the victim in his driveway, fired a gun, and took off with his 2016 black hatchback Hyundai Elantra. The victim was not injured in this incident.
The suspects were described as three teenagers wearing masks. One suspect was wearing a yellow shirt and a black and white bandana. Another was wearing a grey hoodie. There is no description available for the third suspect at this time.
At approximately 8:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 blk of E. 15th St. on the report of a shooting. The female victim reported that her vehicle was blocked in by a black hatchback and the suspects shot at her. The victim did sustain minor injuries. A male suspect left on foot wearing a black hoodie while two female suspects left the area in the black hatchback.
While officers were on scene at E. 15th St, dispatch received a call at approximately 8:39 a.m. reporting another shooting in the 1100 blk of Fearnow Ave. Two vehicles approached a residence in the area. A male suspect exited one of the vehicles and attempted to take the victim’s car keys. The victim was then shot several times and the suspects fled the scene. The suspect vehicles were described as a newer white vehicle and a black vehicle. One suspect was described as a male wearing a light-colored shirt and a black mask. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries but is in stable condition at this time.
Shortly after officers arrived on scene at Fearnow other officers spotted the stolen black hatchback in the area of Northern Ave and Santa Fe Ave. A short pursuit ensued but the officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle due to traffic conditions.
At approximately 8:48 a.m. a traffic accident was reported in the 1200 blk of S. I-25 Northbound. The reporting party saw several males get out of the car and run from the scene on foot. Officers quickly responded and were able to take two juvenile males into custody.
It is believed each of these incidents are related to one another. Each of these vehicles appear to be stolen. Officers have recovered the black hatchback and the red vehicle. Officers are actively looking for the white suspect vehicle which appears to be a white Hyundai Elantra with Colorado plate ANXK16. The rear passenger window appears to be broken with a cloth covering it. Please be advised that this vehicle may be occupied by another male and two female suspects. Suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous at this time. Do not attempt to approach the vehicle or the suspects.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Detective Cardona at (719) 553-3385. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-STOP (719-542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
The information contained in this press release is based on preliminary information available at the time of its drafting. The Pueblo Police Department’s understanding of this incident may change as additional evidence is collected, analyzed, and reviewed. The purpose of this press release is to provide timely information to the public. In consideration of the foregoing, please be advised that any statements expressed herein are subject to change at any time.