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Son fatally shoots father at Pueblo home

A man has been taken into custody on a second degree murder charge for allegedly shooting his father early Sunday morning at a residence in Pueblo.

According to a release from the Pueblo Police Department, officers responded to a reported shooting at 3:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of Sherwood Lane.

At the scene, officers discovered that 52-year-old Cecilio Ortiz had been shot. Rescue and fire personnel attempted to save him but Ortiz died on scene from his injuries.

Officers learned that a disturbance had taken place between Cecilio Ortiz and his son, 23-year-old Malachi Ortiz, which led to the shooting.

Malachi Ortiz was booked into the Pueblo County Detention Center on the charge of second degree murder.

This is the eighth homicide in Pueblo this year, according to the department.

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