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Man fatally shot by Pueblo SWAT officers ID'd

6:08 PM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man was who shot to death when he pointed a weapon at a team of SWAT officers during a standoff at a Pueblo apartment complex.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports 66-year-old Frankie Martinez allegedly shot another man in the chest on the same block at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The victim of the initial shooting, identified as 43-year-old Alvino Hidalgo, was able to leave the area to call for help.

He remains at hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say that when officers arrived, Martinez had holed himself up in an apartment and was making homicidal and suicidal threats. He was shot by police when he appeared at the front door and pointed a weapon at them.

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