PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (KKTV) - The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is reporting a man who was originally wanted for attempted murder turned himself in.
Louis Figueroa, 39, was wanted for attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. He is pictured at the top of this article.
Deputies were called to the Pueblo West Taco Bell at 99 S. McCulloch at about 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 3 for a report of an assault. When deputies arrived they found a 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man who were assaulted. Both were taken to the hospital and treated for injuries.
The teenager told investigators Figueroa reached into a car and grabbed him by the neck. The victim went on to say Figueroa pulled him out of the car and continued to choke him until he lost consciousness. The victim said when he woke up, he was able to run away from Figueroa.
The second man witnessed the assault on the teen and started yelling at the suspect to stop. After the teen ran away, Figueroa reportedly went up and punched the 20-year-old man twice in the face, causing serious injuries.
Authorities announced on Thursday Figueroa turned himself in.
On Wednesday, 11 News learned the suspect was the father of the victim's girlfriend according to arrest papers. The incident all stemmed from the couple getting into an argument.
Figueroa is no longer facing a charge of attempted murder. District Attorney Jeff Chostner is bringing forth seven charges, including second-degree assault causing bodily injury, strangulation, victim bribing and reckless behavior causing injury among others.