Teens accused of shooting woman through door in botched home invasion

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. - The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says two teenage boys shot a woman through her front door during a home invasion robbery that didn't go as planned.

The shooting happened on the morning of Sunday, November 10, 2013 in Pueblo West.

The victim, Cheryl Gonzales, 34, was shot multiple times.

The Sheriff's Office has identified the shooters as two teens, ages 16 and 17. Both teens are facing a charge of attempted first degree murder as well as a number of other charges.

Investigators say that the teens planned a home invasion robbery at Gonzales's home, but that she was able to close the door before they could get in her house. That's when deputies say the teens shot Gonzales through the door.

Deputies say seven guns were recovered during the investigation. Two of the guns were found at a home where one of the suspected shooters lives, five others were found at another home that was searched during the course of the investigation. All seven guns were stolen during an October burglary in Westcliffe, according to the sheriff's office.

The investigation into the shooting led to six other people being arrested according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

  • Shane Vaught, 40, was arrested on drug and burglary charges.
  • Raymond Younger, 24, was arrested on drug charges.
  • Clifford Halverson, 55, was arrested on charges related to violation of a protection order and theft.
  • Stacey Reinsch, 42, was arrested on drug charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Anthony Scott, 25, and Blake Clement, 26, were arrested on outstanding warrants.

Cheryl Gonzales was shot in the upper body and arm. She is recovering at a local hospital.

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