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Pueblo police kill man during domestic disturbance

Posted at 9:37 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 09:26:02-05

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Police officers responding to a domestic disturbance in Pueblo shot and killed a man.

Sgt. Franklyn Ortega says officers could hear the confrontation when they arrived at the residence, around the 3200 block of Rex Street, just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Officers forced their way into the residence, encountered a threat and shot and killed the man. The Pueblo County coroner identified the man Sunday as 24-year-old Estevon Cruz of Pueblo.

Four officers were placed on paid administrative leave while the case is investigated.

Saturday’s was the sixth officer-involved shooting in Pueblo in 2019. Four other people were killed, including a homicide suspect.