Pueblo police officers fatally shot an unidentified person in the 3600 block of Dillon Drive on Thursday, according to a Pueblo Police Department news release sent Thursday morning.
Pueblo police declined to comment further on the incident to the chief on Thursday afternoon, including information on who was involved, who was shot by police or the circumstances leading up to the incident.
“There is no threat to the community and no officers were injured in the incident,” the statement said. “The 10th Forensic Critical Incident Team is investigating this incident with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The Pueblo County Coroner will identify the deceased.”
Five Pueblo officers have been placed on paid administrative leave this year in connection with three police shootings that occurred in mid-summer. All have since returned to service.
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In early October, three sheriff’s deputies were also placed on administrative leave after fatally shooting a man who the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said fired a gun at them after breaking into an occupied home.
Anyone with additional information regarding Thursday’s shooting is asked to contact the PCSO Investigations Unit at 719-583-6400. To remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP (719-542-7867) or visit pueblocrimestoppers.com. Information that leads to a felony arrest could qualify the party submitting it or a cash reward.
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