There was an officer involved shooting at a Pueblo West middle school Tuesday, according to the Pueblo and the suspect was killed. The unidentified suspect was said to have attacked the officer who opened fire on him.
Chief David Lucero of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said students were never in danger. Student reunification is in process from D70.
According to information, deputies were called out to Liberty Point International Middle School for a report of a suspicious person around 3:23 p.m. They arrived three minutes later and made contact.
Thedenverchannel reported that the individual, who was apparently inebriated, was reportedly knocking on the windows of parents’ automobiles in the parking lot, according to Lucero. Before law enforcement arrived, school staff confronted him and the school was closed down.
According to Lucero, the individual became “assaultive” and battled with deputies. During the altercation, he headbutted a deputy. According to Lucero, the deputy may have broken his nose.
According to Lucero, the individual was shot and died after attempting to disarm a deputy.
The shooting is being investigated by the 10th Judicial Critical Incident Team. According to Superintendent Ed Smith, school for tomorrow has already been canceled due to the weather.
When school reopens, pupils will have access to mental health services.
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