Man shot, killed by Pueblo police after fleeing arrest, barricading himself inside house

Man shot, killed by Pueblo police after fleeing arrest, barricading himself inside house

Pueblo police shot and killed a 31-year-old man early Saturday. Authorities said he pointed a gun at officers as he exited a house.

The shooting followed a lengthy standoff during which the man refused to leave the home. He had fled arrest Friday night, Pueblo police said in a news release.

About 7:15 p.m. Friday, Pueblo police conducted a traffic stop on a man, who they discovered had an active warrant out of Weld County for a traffic-related offense, police said. The man then allegedly sped away after officers asked him to step out of the car. One officer was injured in the process, police said.

Police eventually located the man at a residence in the 1200 block of Bohmen Avenue. He was armed with a handgun, police said, and would not leave the house.

The SWAT team attempted for several hours to get the man to come outside, police said. About 3:30 a.m., the man exited the front door and allegedly pointed his gun at the officers, police said. Eight officers, including six SWAT officers, shot the man, authorities said. He died at the scene.

Police said no officers were hurt. All eight officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, police said, per standard protocol. The 10th Judicial District is investigating the incident.

This is the Pueblo Police Department’s third officer-involved shooting of 2019, police said, and the 25th in Colorado. Fourteen people have been killed and 17 injured by police this year.


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