It was a wild scene in the middle of a local neighborhood after a deputy's vehicle got rammed by someone trying to get away. Two men are now in jail--and detectives say one of them is connected to a murder case.
This all started in a home on the 4700 block of Cassidy Street in Security. The SWAT team was also called in to help with the arrests.
Neighbors told us there's been a bit of trouble in their neighborhood in the past, but they've never seen anything like this before. The crime scene stretched several blocks on Cassidy Street.
Investigators said it started when they tried to pull over an SUV to arrest a person of interest in a murder case in Pueblo. The driver, however, threw it reverse and slammed into an unmarked sheriff's vehicle. There were two kids inside the SUV.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the person of interest in the Pueblo murder is Tyrone Penny, 22. He was arrested on unrelated warrants. The driver who reportedly slammed into the sheriff's vehicle is 23-year-old Ean Meadows. He is faces multiple charges connected to Friday's events, including vehicular eluding and driving under restraint. The Sheriff's Office says Meadows has posted bond.
We talked to one neighbor who watched the whole thing unfold in front of his home.
"Then I seen the SWAT team, must've been at least 14-16 officers, sheriff's (deputies) all dressed in black with helmets on machine guns, pistols, the whole nine yards," neighbor Peter Maurel said.
Detectives searched the Security home on Cassidy Street, about four blocks from the crash. It's the home they had been watching to find Penny, the person of interest.
Pueblo police told us they came out to the Security neighborhood to arrest Penny, a person of interest in a murder case out of Pueblo from April 8th.
On April 8, Eddie Johnson was shot, and his body was found lying on the front yard of a house on Cedar Street on the south side of Pueblo.
Taria Wilhite-Moore was arrested then, and is being charged with first degree murder.
Previous Coverage 4/8/2014:
Pueblo police have identified the victim and suspect in a deadly shooting Tuesday morning.
Taria Wilhite-Moore, 22, is facing first degree murder charges in the death of Eddie Johnson, 25.
Earlier Tuesday, police took four adults are in custody after a SWAT situation on Vinewood Lane in connection to the shooting.
Four children were also removed from the home.
The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. on Cedar Street in Pueblo, which is off Indiana Avenue between I-25 and Lake. Police say they found Johnson lying in the front yard of a home on the 2100 block.
Johnson may have been shot during a fight; police say that just before gunshots were heard, a fight broke out in front of the home. Detectives are still investigating exactly what happened.
Police say officers were monitoring the home since early Tuesday morning, but the SWAT standoff didn't begin until about 6:30 a.m.
Wilhite-Moore is being held on a $1.5 million bond.
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