Pueblo Police looking for 15-year-old homicide suspect

PUEBLO, Colo. - The Pueblo Police Department is investigating after a 22-year-old man was found shot and killed inside a home in the 1400 block of East 6th Street.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the identified suspect, 15-year-old Johnny Dennel, Jr.

Johnny is described as Hispanic, approximately 5’5", and 148 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Johnny you are urged to contact the Pueblo Police Department.

What we know

The homicide was reported at around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday by a man who lives in the home. The man says he and his son were there with Francisco Alcon and at least one other person and his son knew Alcon, but their exact relationship is unclear.

At some point, Alcon was shot. The man and his son then left the home and called Pueblo Police from a public phone.

Detectives have confirmed Dennel Jr. is affiliated with a gang on the city's east side. 

"It is gang involved meaning the actors may have been gang members, but it wasn't gang-motivated," said Cpt. Kenny Rider, with the Pueblo Police Dept. 

KRDO NewsChannel 13 found an abandoned storage shed a couple houses down from the murder scene with "East Side Dukes" spray painted on it. Police said 'Dukes' is one of the bigger gangs in the city.

"We have heard this house has been used by many different people for drug use," said Cpt. Rider.

Neighbor reaction

Jan Smith remembers waking up to the commotion early Sunday morning.

"I wasn't surprised where it was coming from," she said. "There's always police by that house."

Smith said 'squatters' moved there a year ago and there are always people moving in and out.

"Drugs is a big problem over here," she said. "It didn't always used to be like this, it got bad this past summer."

The incident is still under investigation.

To remain anonymous contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ 542-STOP (542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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