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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Pueblo

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. - Pueblo police said an officer shot and killed a man during a domestic violence call Wednesday night.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in the city this year.

Pueblo police said it happened at a home on Jackson Street near Sprague Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday (3/7).

Officers responded to a domestic violence call there. Police tell KRDO Newschannel 13 that when they arrived to the house they heard a gunshot.

Officers entered the home and found a 23-year-old male with two females.

The male turned his gun on police. Officers told him to drop the weapon. He did not comply and was shot and killed by police.

Both females were not injured.

Glorya Flores was shocked when she heard her neighbors were involved in the shooting.

"They seem like a good couple. The seem so happy and always outside with their kids just always having fun," Flores said.

The investigation was led by the 10th Judicial District Critical Team Response.

"(The critical response team led the investigation) just so there is no bias toward our department by our officers and it doesn't get viewed by others as favoritism toward officers," Pueblo police Sgt. Eric Gonzales said.

Gonzales said if officers didn't arrive as fast as they did more people could have died.

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