On Sunday, May 21, 2023, at approximately 01:54 a.m., A Pueblo police officer heard several shots in what he believed to be the area of 2300 block of Lake Avenue while police were trying to locate the shooting; our dispatch received a call at approximately 01:56 a.m. regarding shots fired and a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Poplar Street.
Police found an adult male lying in the yard of a residence in the 2600 block of Poplar Street. The victim was deceased on scene. Pueblo Police crimes against persons detectives and crime scene investigations unit are on scene investigating this death. The victim in this incident will be identified by the Pueblo County Coroner after appropriate notifications. This is the eighth homicide in Pueblo for 2023.
Detectives are interested in viewing any video of the area during the time of the shooting. If anyone has any information on this incident, you are encouraged to contact Pueblo Police dispatch at (719) 553-2502 or Detective Joe Cardona at (719) 553-3385. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ (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.