Pueblo Homicide Investigation: Juvenile Arrested for Second Degree Murder

Wagswoofs – The Pueblo Police Department has released a press statement regarding a crucial development in the investigation of the homicide case related to the shooting incident that occurred on June 28, 2023, on Pueblo’s west side.

The Pueblo Police Department made an announcement on November 6, 2023, stating that they have arrested a male juvenile for Second Degree Murder in relation to the murder of Marcus Gaona. The arrest was made without any incident.

According to the press release, officers were called to the scene of a shooting on June 28, 2023, at around 8:19 P.M. in the vicinity of Lambert Avenue and West 17th Street.

In the press release, it was mentioned that officers came across the dead body of Marcus Gaona, an adult male who seemed to have been shot, upon their arrival. The investigation was taken over by detectives, who classified it as a homicide.

When the press release was first issued, there was no information about any suspects being taken into custody, and this marked the twelfth homicide investigation of 2023. The Pueblo County Coroner’s Office was expected to identify the deceased individual at a later time, as stated in the press release.

The case has taken a new turn with the recent arrest of a juvenile male for Second Degree Murder, as per the press release. This development has offered a breakthrough in the investigation, and detectives are encouraging individuals with any further information related to the incident to step forward and aid in the ongoing investigation.

To provide information regarding a felony arrest, interested individuals can contact Detective Joe Cardona at (719) 553-3385 or the Pueblo Police Department Communication Center at (719) 553-2502. To remain anonymous, they can reach out to Pueblo Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-STOP (719-542-7867) or visit their website www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. The press release states that potential tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.

The Pueblo Police Department has acknowledged in their press release that the information provided is based on preliminary findings. They have also stated that their understanding of the incident may change as more evidence is collected, analyzed, and reviewed.

According to the press release, the aim of this statement is to offer prompt and precise information to the public while acknowledging that the particulars may be liable to alteration as the inquiry unfolds.

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