Beulah men arrested for shooting newspaper delivery man in case of mistaken identity

Henry Thurman (left) and Theodore Thurman (right)

BEULAH – LONDON: Two men were arrested for attempted second-degree murder after deputies say they shot a newspaper delivery man who they thought was a burglar.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30-year-old Theodore Thurman and 27-year-old Henry Thurman after the shooting early Friday morning.

Deputies said it happened sometime before 3:45 a.m. when a man living in the 9000 block of Pine Avenue said a vehicle pulled up in front of their home. The man, who had previously been the victim of theft, thought the suspects had returned to his home. He reported that he heard shots fired and saw the vehicle drive away from the area.

That’s when the man contacted his neighbors, who began driving around the area looking for the vehicle. Those neighbors, later identified as Theodore and Henry Thurman, shot at a car they thought was the suspect’s vehicle. Instead, they hit the man who was driving and helping a passenger in the vehicle deliver newspapers.  The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said the suspicious vehicle was not found.

Theodore Thurman and Henry Thurman were both booked into the Pueblo County Jail on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder,  menacing and second-degree assault.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement,  “Citizens are encouraged to not place themselves in undue risk but call the Sheriff’s Office if they see or encounter anything suspicious.”

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