Beginning December of 2022, the Pueblo Police Department Special Investigations Division - Gang Unit began investigating a series of gang-related drive-by shootings. A total of four incidents were being investigated. Utilizing several investigative techniques several suspects were identified, and arrest warrants were issued.
Five suspects are in custody as a result of this investigation. The suspects are four juveniles and one adult, 21-year-old Emilia Rodriguez. The suspects/charges are as follows:
21-year-old, Emilia Rodriguez – three counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Illegal Discharge of Firearm.
17-year-old male suspect - 11 counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Illegal Discharge of Firearm.
15-year-old male suspect- 11 counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Illegal Discharge of Firearm.
14-year-old male suspect- Seven counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Illegal Discharge of Firearm.
17-year-old male suspect- Ten counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder.
All of the incidents are related to the FTF (Feed The Family) street gang. The investigation into these incidents as well as other possibly related incidents is ongoing and further charges and arrests are possible.
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.