Teen in deadly shooting could be tried as an adult

Pictured on the right, suspect Johnny Dennel Jr. This is the most recent photo of the suspect from Pueblo police, sent out 11/13/17

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Pueblo police say a teenager suspected in a homicide in a home on Pueblo's east side has turned himself in. The teen could be tried as an adult. Investigators believe the teen and the victim were affiliated with the same gang.

Officers identified 15-year-old Johnny Dennel as a suspect following the deadly shooting of 22-year-old Francisco Alcon on Sunday. 11 News does not normally identify juvenile suspects, but the Pueblo Police Department asked us to share the suspect's photo during their search for him earlier in the week.

On Wednesday, Pueblo police announced Dennel had turned himself in at about 5 p.m. Prosecutors are expected to make the request to have Dennel tried as an adult during a transfer hearing. A judge will have the final say on how the boy is charged.


Investigators in the case say a 22-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday morning in a house on the 1400 block of East 6th Street. On Monday, the coroner identified the victim as Alcon. According to the witness who called 911, he and his son were in the home with the victim and at least one other person. After the victim was shot, the caller and his son left the house to report it to police.

Officers say they are still investigating what led up to the shooting. The relationship between the people in the home is also still under investigation; Capt. Kenny Rider with the Pueblo Police Department told 11 News his understanding is the victim and the 911 caller's son are friends.

If anyone has information on this crime, call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.