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Teen boy, 14, charged with attempted murder in shooting outside of Denver's Cole Middle School

Posted: 11:53 AM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 17:53:23Z
Teen boy, 14, charged with attempted murder in shooting outside of Denver's Cole Middle School

DENVER – The 14-year-old boy accused of shooting another teenager outside of Denver’s DSST Cole Middle School last week has been charged as a juvenile with two felony counts and one misdemeanor.

The teenager, whom authorities are not naming because he is a juvenile, faces one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault and one count of possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. on Aug. 28. The juvenile suspect was arrested shortly thereafter , police said.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann filed the charges Tuesday and the teen was advised of the charges Wednesday morning. McCann’s office says the teen must be charged as a juvenile because he is under age 16.

Ken Lane, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said the victim in the shooting remains in critical condition at an area hospital. The victim has not been identified either.