Pueblo Police: Teen Was Gunman In Point-Blank Shooting

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Pueblo police say a 16-year-old was the gunman in a point-blank shooting on August 4 in Pueblo.

The shooting happened on a residential street in Pueblo, on 14th St. & Park Ave. Police say 20-year-old Miller was shot point-blank in the chest by a man carrying a shotgun. Miller survived the shooting but is still recovering in the hospital.

11 News has learned that Miller met up with another young man to play basketball at a nearby park when they were confronted by two others. Police tell 11 News that words were exchanged between the four of them before one of them pulled the trigger.

Police say that confrontation stemmed from a rival between two gangs.

A witness told 11 News that she saw a young man walk through the alley behind her house. A short time later, she heard a gunshot. Then, she said she saw a vehicle leave the scene with two females in the front and two men in the back. One of those men is the alleged shooter. When she looked out her front door, she saw that the young man who had walked behind her house had been shot.

Detectives impounded a gray 1992 Honda Wednesday they believe was used in the shooting and executed search warrants at two Pueblo homes.

The suspect, whose name will not been released due to his age, was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. without incident at his grandparent’s home located on Pueblo’s west side.

He was booked into the Pueblo Youth Detention Center on a single count of Criminal Attempt To Commit First Degree Murder. Bond was set at $1,000,000.


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  • by Carrie Location: Local on Aug 12, 2010 at 03:59 PM
    All of these gang members have the IQ of peas! It's beyond me why they're still left to breathe and take up space while making other people's lives hell! What did they have for parents? Fence posts?
  • by Ryan on Aug 12, 2010 at 01:14 PM
    ...which is why I've said the free public education is a joke. It's a big pyramid scheme because there where always be an exponentially higher amount of younger people than older. Stop encouraging something for other people to pay for so you can have seven kids and not know what they are up to. Common sense Mayor running in 2012. Nuff said.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 at 12:19 PM
    Just as I said - more Mexican violence. I carry my can killer in case of incidents just like this.
  • by Darla on Aug 12, 2010 at 12:17 PM
    Heavens! I can't believe in this day and age thay anyone really feels the need to focus on RACE. Everyone should be focused on why this kid felt the need to pull a gun.. and why on earth he had access to one.
  • by Gail on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:54 AM
    Great parenting in action! This kid already knows how to deal with a confrontation effectively. Well done!
  • by Rachael Location: 80916 on Aug 6, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    Mexican, how in the hell am I or anyone else supposed to stand up for you when you make comments like, "You are the minorities baby!!! We are taking over this place like it or not!!" No you are not taking over. That just gave all Mexicans a bad name. Well not all, just you. You just hurt your case, not help it. Good job high speed in low gear.
  • by To Mexican on Aug 6, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    We ain't had cowboy's and mexicans yet...
  • by Disbelief Location: Pueblo on Aug 5, 2010 at 08:11 PM
    Oh geeeezzz, this is ridiculous! Of course mexican wants to play the drama card and have a pity party because he or she is hispanic/mexican (whatever) Let's stick to the REAL ISSUE at hand! Have ANY of you heard of the expression "KEEP THE PEACE"???!!!! You really need to get a clue. And by the way...no, you are not taking over the place (rolling my eyes)
  • by Mexican on Aug 5, 2010 at 06:18 PM
    There are bad people of all races!! But why does everyone have to talk about just us? Its not a big deal when a white or black person does something to a hispanic. Its just like anonymous said, "better than the Arizon immigration." You sick people praise that. Well guess what!! You are the minorities baby!!! We are taking over this place like it or not!!
  • by Carlos Location: Pueb on Aug 5, 2010 at 02:22 PM
    I was in this area with my mexican gang and we saw this happen. Granted it was not from our gang but the gang that lives the next street over. Why does everyone feel it was my gang. We just ride, smoke, and shoot people on the weekends. This was totally not us. Either way, we are all a little hispanic!!
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