On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at approximately 0111 A.M, Pueblo Police Communications Center received information on shots fired in the 20 block of Amherst Avenue. Police found an adult male deceased on scene. Pueblo police arrested 46-year-old, William Montoya for 1st Degree Murder. Additional charges are possible, pending further investigation.
Police located a vehicle involved in the homicide in the 50 block of Drake Street. Pueblo Police Crimes Against Persons Detectives and crime scene investigations units 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 fourteenth homicide in Pueblo for 2023.
If anyone has any information on this incident, you are encouraged to contact Pueblo Police dispatch at (719) 553-2502 or Detective Ryan Torres at (719) 320-6037. 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.