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Man wanted in multiple shootings in multiple southern Colorado counties captured

Kevin Woodard, 28, was wanted in a deadly shooting in Pueblo County and an injury shooting in...
Kevin Woodard, 28, was wanted in a deadly shooting in Pueblo County and an injury shooting in Fremont County.(Pueblo Police Department)
Published: May. 2, 2021 at 3:20 PM MDT|Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 9:39 PM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - An armed and dangerous man wanted for shootings in multiple counties was arrested early Tuesday morning following a statewide manhunt.

The Pueblo Police Department tweeted just before 1 a.m. that 28-year-old Kevin Woodard was taken into custody in Arapahoe County, more than 100 miles from the alleged crime scenes.

Woodard is accused of shooting and killing a man in front of a Pueblo home in the wee hours of Sunday morning, then fleeing to Fremont County and shooting a second person.

Law enforcement says the first shooting happened in the area of Berkley Avenue and West Summit Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sunday. Officers found a man sprawled in front of home suffering from a gunshot wound. He died shortly after officers arrived despite life-saving efforts.

About 24 hours later, the second shooting was reported near Florence. The victim survived and has since been released from the hospital.

Woodard allegedly fled to Westcliff, where Custer County law enforcement spotted his car.

“At 10:30 deputies from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate vehicle involved in a shooting in Fremont County this morning. A vehicle matching the description was located CR 323 in Custer County. ... Woodard was provided a white 2012 Toyota Tacoma and cash and fled the county,” the Custer County Sheriff’s Office said.

A statewide alert was issued with the vehicle description, and thanks to several tips, Arapahoe County deputies finally caught up to Woodard and took him into custody.

Woodard is facing first-degree murder and other charges.

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