Motorcycle rider found shot on Pueblo’s Highway 50 bypass

Police investigating the scene of an early morning homicide on May 10, 2021.
Police investigating the scene of an early morning homicide on May 10, 2021.(Pueblo Police Department)
Published: May. 10, 2021 at 8:05 AM MDT|Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 10:45 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Pueblo police are investigating a potential homicide after what began as a crash call turned into a shooting investigation.

“Roughly at 4:38 in the morning, we received a call of a traffic accident on Highway 50 bypass involving a motorcycle,” said Sgt. Franklyn Ortega with the Pueblo Police Department. “When officers arrived on scene, they made a determination that the [man] who was driving the motorcycle had been shot.”

Detectives don’t believe the shooting happened where the motorcycle crashed.

“We’re looking for the original source where he was shot at, but he was deceased on Highway 50 bypass. ... We believe [the shooting] happened somewhere else, he tried fleeing, and then he ended up on the Highway 50 bypass.”

Right now, investigators are starting with the direction the victim was traveling in and are trying to backtrack from there.

“We have multiple scenes we’re looking at,” Ortega said.

Police have not identified the deceased, and at the time of this writing do not have suspects.

“We’re asking anybody in the public: If you happen to be going to work or leaving from work at that time and you saw anything suspicious on this stretch of roadway, please let us know.”

Anyone with information can call the Pueblo Police Department. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.

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