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Update: Another Suspect Arrested in Pueblo Shooting

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Kenny Lazo, 16, has been arrested as an accessory to a crime, murder in the first degree, for his alleged part in the death of Joshua Abeyta.

An 18-year-old is dead after a shooting in Pueblo Wednesday and police have arrested the man they say killed him. The Pueblo County Coroner says Joshua Abyeta, 18, was killed in the shooting.

Pueblo County deputies say it happened at the Meadowbrook mobile home community in east Pueblo County around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies say when they got there, folks were trying CPR to keep the Abeyta alive.

Abeyta was rushed to the hospital where he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Before the shooting, witnesses say, Abeyta and Lazo had gone outside to fight. It would be the second time the two fought each other recently. During the fight, investigators say, 19-year-old Arien Rivas walked into the situation and gunned down Abeyta.

According to court documents, witnesses say Rivas stood over Abeyta and fired a gun three to four times. After the shooting, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says, witnesses saw Rivas and Lazo leaving the scene of the crime together.

Sheriff's deputies say they've arrested Rivas. He's being held on a $1 million bond for first degree murder.

Deputies say they don't know if the shooting is gang related or not. If you know anything about the crime, you're asked to call the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP.


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