PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (KKTV) - One suspect is dead and second badly injured after a deputy-involved shooting in Pueblo West late Sunday night.
The fatal encounter with law enforcement started in Fremont County, where authorities say the suspects hit a Fremont County deputy's cruiser and narrowly missed a Canon City police officer while speeding east on Highway 50.
Pueblo County deputies became involved after the car crossed county lines and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to pull over and continued down Highway 50 before abruptly heading north. Deputies attempted a PIT maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique) and were able to push the vehicle into a field near Platteville Boulevard and Matt Drive -- only for the driver to cross the field and get back onto the roadway. The chase wound through residential streets until a second PIT maneuver finally stopped the vehicle in a front yard on North Chaparral.
The car was still not disabled -- the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says that when deputies walked up to the car, the suspects tried to run over a deputy. Deputies fired at the car, injuring the female driver and killing the male passenger. No law enforcement was injured.
The surviving suspect reportedly has life-threatening injuries.
Tuesday, the Pueblo County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as 18-year-old Pueblo resident Amiliano Apodaca.
The deputy who fired the gun has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings. The deputy has also not been identified.