Teen suspected of shooting his dad in Pueblo West home, faces attempted first-degree murder charge
PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (KKTV) - A teenager is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting his father.
Law enforcement says while father and son were arguing inside their Pueblo West home Tuesday afternoon, the 19-year-old grabbed a gun and shot the older man in the leg. Pueblo County deputies responded to the scene on South Maher Drive around 3:40 p.m. and took the teen into custody. He had remained on scene following the shooting and was arrested in the backyard without further incident.
“Although the situation was tense when deputies arrived on scene, there was never a threat to the community due to the quick response by deputies,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release Tuesday evening.
The victim, 36, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive.
The sheriff’s office says there were two other family members in the home at the time of the shooting. Neither was injured.
Suspect Victor Sanchez is facing attempted first-degree murder charges. Booking records Wednesday morning show he remains in custody at the Pueblo County Jail.
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