Pueblo police shoot and kill armed man

A man wearing a tactical vest and armed with several firearms was shot and killed by police Sunday, according to a news release from the Pueblo Police Department.

Pueblo police received a call around 2:58 p.m. about a suicidal male in the 2700 block of Sixth Avenue. More calls continued coming in, claiming that the man was going to shoot himself and others in his vicinity.

According to police, the man was “trying to stop cars traveling in the area.”

Police say that upon their arrival, officers made attempts at contacting the man in the roadway, but he ignored them and raised his weapon.

A police officer then shot the man, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

No officers were injured, and an investigation is underway to learn more about what unfolded on Sunday, Pueblo police said.

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