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Police fatally shoot homicide suspect in southern Colorado

June 28, 2019

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after police in southern Colorado shot and killed a homicide suspect following a chase and a brief standoff.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports the suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, was spotted driving Friday afternoon and led officers on a chase that ended at a mobile home park in the northeastern part of the city. Pueblo Police Capt. Kenny Rider says a standoff in one of the homes lasted about an hour before “one thing led to another and shots were fired.”

Six officers fired at the armed suspect, who died at the scene. He’s thought to have shot 23-year-old Wayne Riddock to death early Tuesday morning.

Rider says it’s not yet clear what led the officers to open fire. The sheriff’s office is leading the investigation.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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