Pueblo police make multiple arrests in drive-by shooting investigations

Top row, left to right: Michael Gonzales, Emilio Hall, Maximillian Esquibel, Samantha Hall Bottom row, left to right: Nadine Candelaria, Antonio Marquez, Joshua Wistoff, Ramon Gomez (Photo: Pueblo Police Department)

Top row, left to right: Michael Gonzales, Emilio Hall, Maximillian Esquibel, Samantha Hall Bottom row, left to right: Nadine Candelaria, Antonio Marquez, Joshua Wistoff, Ramon Gomez (Photo: Pueblo Police Department)

PUEBLO, Colo. — Pueblo police released names of eight suspects in connection to a number of recent drive-by shootings.

The Pueblo Police Department released the following names: Michael Gonzales, Emilio Hall, Maximillian Esquibel, Samantha Hall, Nadine Candelaria, Antonio Marquez, Joshua Wistoff and Ramon Gomez.

Seven of the eight suspects were taken into custody, said police, but Gomez remains at large and officers are actively searching for him.

During the investigation, officers conducted 104 interviews, made 20 traffic stops, executed two search warrants and made three field contacts, according to the Pueblo Police Department. Additionally, police recovered an AK-47 rife, two shotguns, a handgun and 203.4 grams of heroin, which has the street value of $20,300.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes or Gomez’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Pueblo Police Department at 719-553-2502. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867 or visit the Crime Stoppers website. Information leading to a felony arrest could be eligible for a cash reward.