Man recovering following gunshot to the chest

Police found the car facing the wrong way on 13th street as they investigated the person inside...
Police found the car facing the wrong way on 13th street as they investigated the person inside and how he was connected to the shooting.(Pueblo PD)
Published: Jan. 10, 2021 at 8:12 AM MST
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Pueblo police are investigating what led up to a shooting that left a man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Officers were dispatched to a home on Fearnow Avenue just after 2 a.m. Sunday after getting a call about a possible shooting victim.

“A man was banging on the door of a house saying he’d shot. The residents didn’t know him, so they weren’t going to open the door, but they did call 911,” said Capt. Tom Rummel.

While officers were investigating the area, they found a car on 13th Street facing east in the westbound lane. Someone was inside the car. When officers stopped to contact the man, they learned the car had been stolen and the person inside had a felony warrant out of El Paso County.

As officers continued investigating, they found a .22 rifle with a sawed-off barrel on the floorboard of the stolen car. They also report seeing a bullet hole in the car’s rear window.

Pueblo police say Christopher Marquez-Perez was arrested on the warrant out of El Paso County, as well as charges related to the gun he had.

Pueblo police were able to then contact the victim who had been shot in the chest. He was taken to the hospital. It is not clear what his condition is.

Police believe the victim and Marquez-Perez were together and a third unidentified party shot the victim.

Police are still working to identify the third person involved. If you saw anything call police.

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