Officer-involved shooting south of Pueblo on I-25 Tuesday evening tied to attempted ATM theft
PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - An attempted ATM theft early Tuesday morning ended in a police chase and shootout.
According to Pueblo Police, a Ford F-350 was used to try and steal an ATM from the Sunflower Bank on the south side of Pueblo at about 7:47 p.m. Video provided to 11 News from nearby Grahams Grill shows the truck dragging the ATM through the parking lot before it was left in the middle of the street nearby.
Later in the day, the suspect vehicle was spotted near West Pueblo Boulevard and Lake Avenue. While police were setting up a perimeter, the suspects reportedly carjacked a 70-year-old woman and fled the scene.
“The suspects led officers on a pursuit through Pueblo for approximately 20 minutes,” part of a news release from Pueblo Police reads. “Officers attempted to end the pursuit with stop sticks but they were ineffective. As officers continued to pursue, the occupants inside the suspect vehicle pointed at least one firearm out the window and began firing rounds at officers while driving. One officer returned fire in attempt to stop the threat to themselves and the community. The suspect vehicle continued south of Pueblo to mile marker 86 where a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver was used to disable the vehicle and end the pursuit.”
At about 4:48 p.m. CDOT announced the closure of I-25 about 3 miles south of Pueblo. All three suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody. Two suspects had serious injuries and a third suspect had no injuries. In the news release, police referred to the suspects at “occupants.” It isn’t clear what charges they could face in connection with the pursuit, carjacking and attempted ATM theft.
No officers were injured.
The suspects were not publicly identified.
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