“Homicide Investigation Upgraded, Victim Identified as Larry Derrick Maes”

By | August 9, 2023



The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating a suspicious death as a homicide after the county coroner’s office determined that the victim, Larry Derrick Maes, died of a single gunshot wound. The incident occurred in Pueblo West, and no arrests have been made yet. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the PCSO or Pueblo Crime Stoppers. Justin Reutter reported

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded their investigation of a suspicious death to a homicide, as confirmed by the county coroner’s office. Deputies from the PCSO were initially called to the scene of a reported vehicle accident on Tenderfoot Lane in Pueblo West, where they discovered the lifeless body of Larry Derrick Maes, aged 32, inside a white SUV. At first, the incident was categorized as a suspicious death, but the coroner’s office later revealed that Maes had succumbed to a single gunshot wound, prompting the elevation of the investigation to a homicide.

The PCSO spokesperson, Gayle Perez, announced that no arrests have been made thus far. The sheriff’s office has chosen not to disclose any additional details regarding the incident, including whether other vehicles or individuals were involved in the collision. The case remains an active investigation, and the PCSO encourages anyone with information to contact them directly. Alternatively, individuals can reach out to Pueblo Crime Stoppers to provide anonymous tips. In the event that the information leads to a felony arrest, a cash reward may be offered.

It is important to note that this incident is separate from another ongoing case in which a Pueblo man is facing trial for the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, set to take place in March 2022. For any further inquiries or to share relevant information, please contact Justin at jreutterma@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter @jayreutter1. To support local news and stay informed, consider subscribing to The Pueblo Chieftain at subscribe.chieftain.com..