On Saturday, November 18, 2023, at approximately 9:17 a.m., Pueblo police received a call about a stolen vehicle. At approximately 10:10 a.m., police located the stolen vehicle in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center (1153 South Prairie Avenue).
When police contacted the suspects, shots were fired by police. The suspects drove the vehicle in reverse into the flea market area of the parking lot, striking at least one civilian. The suspect driver was pronounced deceased on scene. The other suspect fled on foot and was arrested a short distance from the scene. No officers were injured in the incident. The civilian received serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
Police would like to talk to any witnesses or people with video of the incident. Please contact Pueblo Police Dispatch at (719) 553-2502 or Detective Ryan Torres at 719-320-6037.
The 10th Judicial District CIRT (Critical Incident Response Team) led by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, will handle this investigation. The involved officers were placed on administrative leave per standard protocol.
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.