Homicide Victim Identified

Credit: Pueblo Police Dept.

Pueblo police say a man who was found dead in a ditch Tuesday morning died of an apparent gunshot wound. Police are calling his death a homicide.

The young man has been identified as Mario Gendoes, 18. His body was found near a scrap metal yard on the 600 block of S. Portland after Pueblo police responded to a call about an unconscious man. The area is at the intersection with Damson Street.

A spokesperson with the Pueblo Police Department says officers received a call about the body around 7:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 542-STOP.