Pueblo police announce arrest in Thanksgiving shooting

Ricardo Gomez (photo inset) is accused of shooting a man in a northwest Pueblo neighborhood on...
Ricardo Gomez (photo inset) is accused of shooting a man in a northwest Pueblo neighborhood on Nov. 26, 2020.(KKTV/Pueblo Police Department)
Published: Nov. 26, 2020 at 4:56 PM MST
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A 24-year-old Pueblo man is facing assault charges after a reported disturbance on Thanksgiving Day escalated into a shooting.

Pueblo police announced Friday they had arrested Ricardo Gomez.

A police department spokesperson said officers were called to a neighborhood in the area of 29th Street and Norwich Avenue just before 3 p.m. on reports of shots fired. A man was found lying in front of a home with a gunshot wound and rushed to the hospital.

“There was a disturbance between two individuals in front of the house,” said Sgt. Frank Ortega with the Pueblo Police Department. “... Police were called in regards to that gunfire in the shooting. They located one male who had some injuries to his leg and he was taken to the hospital. [Officers] made a determination that the other person involved was inside of a residence on that block. They surrounded the residence and called him out.”

That man was identified as Gomez. He had also been shot, Ortega said.

“There was a disturbance between them both and there was gunfire exchange. The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and Gomez had a gunshot wound to his foot.”

The men knew each other, Ortega said. What led up to the shooting is still under investigation.

Gomez is expected to be charged with first-degree assault. As of Friday, the victim remained in critical condirion.

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Posted by Pueblo Police Department on Friday, November 27, 2020

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