SWAT Officers' Names Released In Deadly Shooting

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The Pueblo Police Department has released the names of the SWAT officers involved in a deadly standoff last weekend.

Investigators say 66-year-old Frankie Martinez pointed his gun at officers before he was shot and killed.

The police department identifies the police involved as 17-year veteran Corporal Jeff Carpenter and 8-year veteran Officer Richard Giconi. Both have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

Only 11 News was at the scene Jan. 4 as the Pueblo SWAT team tried to coax Martinez out of the apartment using a loud speaker.

"Resident in apartment number 5 at Gaylord 1633. This is the Pueblo police. Come out with your hands in the air."

Investigators said Martinez finally appeared at the front door, but was pointing a weapon at the SWAT members. Police said that is when SWAT officers shot and killed him.

The incident started around 5:30 p.m. when officers responded to a call on the 1700 block of S. Prairie Ave. about a 43-year-old man was shot in the chest. Police say that man's name is Alvino Hidalgo. He reportedly was able to tell police that it happened at the apartment complex in the 1600 block of Gaylord Avenue.

Police said when they arrived at the apartment on Gaylord, they spotted Martinez with a gun. He was reportedly making homicidal and suicidal statements.

Investigators said Hidalgo was rushed to the hospital and is currently in critical condition in the ICU.



 
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