Boy accidentally shot in Lakewood motel by brother
The gun belongs to an adult, police said
Last Updated: 402 days ago
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an accidental shooting involving his 12-year-old brother in Lakewood.
Police said they were called to 505 Sheridan Blvd., Friday night on a report of a shooting.
When they arrived, they found a 12-year-old who'd been shot in the face. Neighbors said the victim's older brother was showing him the gun when it went off.
"Just one loud pop, it didn't even really sound like a gunshot, it just sounded like somebody smacked something really hard," said neighbor Rosemary Perez.
"I immediately ran out my door and he was in tears [saying], 'I just shot my brother, mom am I going to jail? Mom, I'm really sorry, I'm really sorry,'" said witness Tammy Calabrese.
The bullet, witnesses said, went in the boy's cheek and out the back of his head, he was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
"He was just like, it hurts it hurts, and I seen the little hole right here and I guess it went out through the back, his mom was holding his neck," said Perez
Lakewood police said the gun belongs to an adult associated to the residence where the two children lived.
Police held the 14-year-old for investigation of theft and a minor in possession of a handgun.
The adult gun owner has not been charged.
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