A 52-year-old man was found shot to death in Las Animas in Bent County Thursday Jan. 3. Bent County Sheriff’s (BCS) deputies arrested 57-year-old Donald Jerome Busto as a suspect in the alleged homicide and he is currently being held without bond on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The Bent County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is investigating the incident.

According to the CBI, BCS’s deputies were called to a home in the 400 block of Locust Avenue in Las Animas where an unidentified male was found shot. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim and suspect are known to one another, said CBI.

The name of the victim is being withheld until the Bent County Coroner makes family notifications.

Busto is being held in the Bent County Detention Facility.

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