PUEBLO — A suspect shot at five police officers after they responded to a menacing call in Pueblo’s northside, according to the Pueblo Police Department.
The department initially told News5 the shooter fired at police during a traffic stop at Elizabeth and Fortino, but officers responded to a menacing call around noon in the area of Elizabeth and Patty.
MORE INFO ON PUEBLO OIS: @PuebloPolice1 say officers responded to the area of Elizabeth and Patty for a menacing call around noon. That’s when shots were fired by the suspect at officers. He ran from the area of Elizabeth and Patty to Pueblo Grande mobile home park. @KOAA pic.twitter.com/0nuU4Uud92
— Carl Winder KOAA (@CWinderKOAA) January 29, 2021
The suspect shot at five officers and ran from police to the Pueblo Grande mobile home park. Three of those officers fired back, injuring the suspect.
A few police vehicles were hit during the shooting as well.
Friday evening, police identified the suspect as 40-year-old James Justice. Police said that hit Justice struck him in the thigh. His injuries were not life-threatening. He was also on bond for assault on peace officer charges at the time of this incident.
No officers were hurt during the shooting.