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.

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