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.
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.