On Thursday, April 5, 2023, at 11:14 p.m., Pueblo police were dispatched to 4100 block of N. Freeway Road regarding a man with a weapon. An employee of an area business observed a juvenile male in the area with a handgun in his pocket.
Officers contacted 19-year-old Gerardo Mendoza Jr and a juvenile who had handguns concealed on their person. The juvenile was arrested and screened into Pueblo Youth Center. Gerardo Jr. was cited for carrying a concealed weapon, 38-year-old Gerardo Mendoza Sr. was arrested for Unlawfully Providing or Permitting a Juvenile to Possess a Handgun.
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 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. 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.