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WANTED: 2 suspects possibly tied to the murder of a Colorado teen

 Two suspects are wanted in the murder of a Colorado teen.  Photos courtesy Pueblo PD.
Two suspects are wanted in the murder of a Colorado teen. Photos courtesy Pueblo PD. (KKTV)
Published: Dec. 8, 2019 at 9:50 PM MST
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Police in Pueblo are asking for the public's help in tracking down two suspects possibly tied to the murder of a Colorado teen.

On Thursday, police released photos of 19-year-old Jesse Romero and 18-year-old Sabino Valles. Romero and Valles should be considered armed and dangerous. Both suspects are wanted for questioning. Valles currently has an unrelated warrant for his arrest.

If you have any information on the location of Romero or Valles you are asked to call 719-320-6037.

The pair is wanted for the murder of 15-year-old Robert Sandoval.

Police say Robert "RJ" Sandoval was killed on Dec. 8 on Pueblo's east side.

11 News spoke to Sandoval's family less than a week after he was killed. They said Sandoval was going to be a father and was in the process of getting a car for his family.

"He had just told me, 'Mom I love you. I'll see you in a couple hours,' and within an hour I got the phone call that he had been shot," said Sandoval's mother Theresa Salazar.

Pueblo officers were called to the 1700 block of Ash Street just after 2 p.m. that day after neighbors in the area heard gunshots.

"We discovered one juvenile male who did die of injuries as a result of the shooting," said Officer Brandon Beauvais with the Pueblo Police Department.

Beauvais said it was too early in the investigation to know whether the shooting was gang-related or anything else that may have been behind the shooting.

"I fell to my knees. I couldn't do anything about it. The one time in my life I couldn't save my kid," said Salazar.

The shooting reportedly happened in an alley behind Ash Street.

"It makes me more angry because they didn't know my son. They don't know that he was going to have a baby. They didn't know that he had brothers and sisters," said Salazar.

"He always wanted to make an impact on not only his life but the lives of everyone he loved and cared about," said sister Jazmyne Sandoval.

As more information is released, this article will be updated.

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