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Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting of Las Animas man Thursday

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 22:22:51-05

PUEBLO, Colo. – A homicide investigation is underway after a man in southern Colorado was found shot to death inside a home, authorities said Thursday.

The victim, who was only identified as 52-years-old, was found shot inside a home near the intersection of Locust Ave. and 4th Street in Las Animas Thursday by Bent County Sheriff’s deputies, who said the person had died at the scene.

Deputies later arrested Donald Jerome Busto, 56, on suspicion of second-degree murder. He was taken to the Bent County Detention Facility where he is currently being held without bond, Susan Medina, a spokesperson for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said in a press release.

Circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently being investigated, but Medina said the victim and suspect knew each other.

The investigation is ongoing.