Fort Collins teen who died after Fourth of July shooting identified by police

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A 16-year-old teen who died from his injuries following an Independence Day shooting in Fort Collins has been identified by police.

Cross J. Goodwin, 16, was shot in the head the afternoon of July 4 in the area of E. Vine Drive and Merganser Drive in north Fort Collins, the police department said in a press release sent to Denver7.

Goodwin would later die from his injuries.

An autopsy performed three days later showed the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death was homicide, according to an official with the Larimer County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Investigators said a 16-year-old juvenile male was identified as a suspect in the shooting, and that the shooter and the victim knew each other.

Police also said Friday the suspect was in custody on an “unrelated matter.”

The case has been presented to the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office and criminal charges are pending.

If you saw or heard anything related to this incident and have not yet spoken with an investigator, please contact Detective Brandon Barnes at (970) 416-2051 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.

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