Man in critical condition after shooting in Williamsburg

John Wesley McCune Jr. / Fremont County Sheriff's Office
John Wesley McCune Jr. / Fremont County Sheriff's Office

WILLIAMSBURG, Colo. — Authorities with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that left one person critically injured and ended with a chase and the arrest of two suspects in Pueblo County.

Officials said it happened Monday around 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Churchill Street.

Dispatch received a 911 call where the caller stated that a man had been shot and the caller hung up.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the victim still alive but saw he had been shot in the head.

Authorities said the victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of Tuesday afternoon, the victim remains in critical condition.

Witnesses on scene were able to describe the two suspects – a man and woman – and their vehicle.

A U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer who was nearby spotted the suspect vehicle heading eastbound on Highway 96 outside of Wetmore.

Officials said when the forest service officer attempted to pull the suspect vehicle over, the suspects began leading the officer on a chase before crashing near Siloam Road and Highway 96. Both suspects fled on foot.

After a short foot pursuit, both suspects were taken into custody by Forest Service and Colorado State Patrol officials without further incident, officials said.

UPDATE: One suspect, 35-year-old John Wesley McCune Jr. of Cañon City, is behind held without bond. He is charged with attempted second-degree homicide, first-degree assault, felony menacing, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

The other suspect was released without charges, pending further investigation.

 

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