Pueblo police shoot man who was allegedly armed after chase

A man who police say was armed was shot Wednesday by an officer in Pueblo.

The shooting happened in the area of the 1300 block of West 18th Street, police said in a news release. The incident unfolded at about 11 a.m. when police responded to the 1100 block of West 12th Street on a report of a man who threatened a victim with a firearm.

The victim was approaching a travel trailer hooked up to a pickup truck when he was threatened, police said. The truck and trailer were reported stolen and when police arrived the driver of the truck drove off.

“During a short vehicle pursuit, the driver of the stolen truck lost control of the trailer,” police said, and the truck crashed into a building on West 18th Street. Two men and two women got out of the truck and ran off. One man was armed with handgun, police said.

“After a short foot pursuit, shots were fired by an officer” and the armed suspect was struck, police said. The suspect was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. No other people were injured. The other man and two women who ran from the truck were taken into custody.

An investigation is ongoing. The officer has been place on administrative leave, per department protocol, as a critical incident team investigates the shooting.

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