Pueblo Police: Teen Was Gunman In Point-Blank Shooting

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
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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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