PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Pueblo County authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by police as 31-year-old Daniel Gurule of Pueblo.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports Gurule was killed early Saturday after an overnight standoff at a Pueblo home.
Police say Gurule had a handgun and refused to leave the house after hours of negotiation. Authorities say officers detonated a device similar to a stun grenade, and Gurule ran from the house, pointing the handgun at officers.
Police say eight officers opened fire.
Authorities say the standoff began after Gurule fled from a traffic stop. The officer who pulled Gurule over had discovered Gurule was wanted on a traffic charge in Weld County and asked him to exit his vehicle.
Police say the officer suffered a minor knee injury as Gurule sped off.
This is the third shooting in Pueblo in which a person was killed by police so far this year.