UPDATE: Man cleared as suspect in shooting as Pueblo police ask for help in locating a woman

Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 5:24 PM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE: The Pueblo Police Department issued an announcement clearing Esteban Gallegos as a suspect in the case of off-duty firefighter.

Police tell us that the arrest warrant issued for Mr. Gallegos has been cleared as new information was discovered that ruled him out as a suspect. Detectives have found the car associated with the incident and are now asking the community for help in locating the owner, Tonya Albach-Ortega. Albach-Ortega is described as a white female, 5′1″ tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

If you have any information about this incident, or know where Tonya Albach-Ortega is, call 719-320-6037. You can also remain anonymous by calling Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP (7867).

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A man suspected of attempted first-degree murder is on the run after police in Pueblo say he is believed to be the man who shot an off-duty firefighter.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning just after midnight. Police were called to the 100 block of N. Main Street after someone was shot in the leg. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to investigators, the off-duty firefighter witnessed someone harassing a homeless man who was experiencing some sort of mental health issue. After the off-duty firefighters went to help the homeless man, the people who were harassing the homeless man left the area, according to police. A short time later, several shots were fired in the victim’s direction from a sedan that was parked nearby. The off-duty firefighter was hit once in the leg.

Call 719-320-6037 with any information that could help.

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