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2 arrested in deadly shooting investigation in Pueblo; police believe it was a gang-related crime

Pueblo homicide investigation 11/17/20
Pueblo homicide investigation 11/17/20(KKTV)
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 4:38 PM MST
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Police have arrested a second person involved in the shooting. Originally they announced they arrested 19-year-old Isaiah Apodaca for 1st Degree Murder in connection with a deadly shooting near the Pueblo Mall. Tuesday the police department announced they arrested 23-year-old Gary Apodaca for Complicity to Commit 1st Degree Murder.

23-year-old Gary Apodaca was arrested on Complicity to Commit 1st Degree Murder.
23-year-old Gary Apodaca was arrested on Complicity to Commit 1st Degree Murder.(Pueblo Police Department)

More arrests are expected.

A man was found dead by his vehicle Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of 29th and Hart Road. A spokesperson with the police department says they believe that’s where the shooting happened. It’s believed to be gang-related.

“So, basically, the suspect or suspects and the victim had several confrontations minutes prior to the shooting, and then the shooting happened after these confrontations," said Sgt. Frank Ortega with the Pueblo Police Department.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Isaiah Najera. Isaiah Apodaca, 19, has been identified as the suspect arrested. He faces first-degree murder charges.

“Hopefully within the next few days, we’ll have additional arrests made,” Ortega said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Fillmore at 719-553-2509.

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