Monday, March 24, 2008

Man shot to death early Easter Sunday

"A 19-year-old Pueblo West man was shot to death at a duplex early Sunday in The Blocks neighborhood. Investigators said the the shooter acted in self-defense and have found preliminary evidence to support his claim.

Through fingerprints, the victim was identified as James McCarty, according to Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer.

The incident happened at 1:25 a.m. at 203 Midway Ave.

Andrew Sandoval, 24, told police he shot the victim and "immediately" called 911.

Sgt. Eric Bravo of the Pueblo Police Department's Crimes Against Persons unit said Sandoval was hosting a small party when four men arrived and "badly" assaulted him. A relative of Sandoval's girlfriend invited the men there, he said.

The men left the party and later returned. One of the men again confronted Sandoval, who then drew a 9mm Glock handgun and shot the victim four times in the chest and once in the hip, Bravo said."

This is where the police earn their money. Trying to make sense of a seemingly senseless event that left a man dead for no other reason than he was acting like a certified jerkwad.

I was reading the story in full frontal cringe, awaiting the media or LE asking why it was the shooter needed to squeeze off 5 rounds. If it were a cop who did the shooting you can bet your bippy they'd be asking HIM about it.

One thing they DID do was identify the bad guy as "the victim", so all is not lost and I still despise the MSM Media.

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