Nearly a week after the incident, and despite members of the family having been notified, the name of a man shot on the streets of Las Animas has not been made public.

On Jan. 3, the Bent County Democrat was notified that the Bent County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are investigating the alleged homicide.

On that day, BCSO deputies found, in the 400 block of Locust Avenue, the body of a 52-year-old man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The CBI noted in a press release that Donald Jerome Busto was arrested and transported to the Bent County Detention Facility, where he's being held without bond on suspicion of second-degree murder. The victim and the suspect are acquainted, according to CBI.

Busto's next court date is Jan. 23. 

Las Animas County Coroner Jason Nichols, when asked why he would not release the name, said, "No comment."

A request to CBI for the information was also unsuccessful.