Pueblo County inmate arrested for triple shooting found dead in cell

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 1/10/19:
A man serving time for a triple shooting died in custody at a Pueblo County detention center and an investigation is underway.

Mauro Hernandez, 58, was found unresponsive in his bed at 6 in the morning on Wednesday. Deputies and medical staff attempted life-saving measures but they were unable to revive Hernandez.

An investigation around the circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated by the sheriff's office.

The shooting he was serving time for happened on Nov. 30, 2016 in Pueblo. An investigation showed that 56-year-old Mauro Hernandez shot his estranged wife and a male friend of hers inside a residence. Hernandez then turned the gun on himself.

The shooting happened in the 1600 block of E. 4th St. just before midnight. Hernandez and his estranged wife were flown to Denver to be treated for their injuries.

On Jan. 2, 2017 Hernandez was released from the hospital.