Pueblo

SWAT situation in Pueblo ends in suicide

PUEBLO, Colo. - A SWAT situation in Pueblo on Monday morning ended in a death by suicide.

Just before 1 a.m., Pueblo police were asked to respond to a home in the 2200 block of E. 14th Street to investigate a domestic assault.

The victim told officers that she was able to escape and that the man responsible was armed. 

Officers tried talking to the suspect, but he slammed the front door on them. 

Inside, police could hear an argument between the suspect and a woman, who was later identified as the suspect's sister. 

Shortly after, the sister and her four children were able to leave the home, and the suspect barricaded the door behind them. The sister confirmed to police that he was armed with a shotgun.

As authorities were trying to persuade the man to come outside, he ran up upstairs and started busting out windows. He began firing rounds outside the house. 

It is unknown whether he ever shot directly at law enforcement.  

The SWAT team responded and had to deploy tear gas into the home. After a long period of no activity or response from the suspect, SWAT entered the home where they found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Officers haven't released the identity of the suspect. 


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