A wild car chase ended with shots fired, leaving one man dead and a woman in serious condition in Pueblo West late Sunday.
The chase began about 10:30 p.m. on U.S. 50 in Fremont County when a driver eluded Cañon City police, hit a deputy’s car and nearly hit a patrol car, reports the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office.
After failing to stop the driver, deputies used a pursuit intervention technique to bump and disable the vehicle near East Platteville Boulevard and Matt Drive. The woman continued to drive through a field and re-entered the roadway at East McClave Drive, deputies said.
A second PIT maneuver forced the car to a stop in the front yard of a home in the 700 block of North Chaparral Drive.
The woman allegedly sped toward an approaching deputy, and shots were fired, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Identities of two suspects and the deputy involved in the shooting have not been released.
The woman was taken to a hospital with severe injuries, and her male passenger died at the scene, authorities said.
No law enforcement officers were injured. The deputy was placed on paid administrative leave pending results of an investigation.