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Arrest made in 11-year-old boy's shooting death in Aurora

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 17:57:02-04

AURORA, Colo. — An arrest has been made in the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy in Aurora in August, police said Wednesday.

The suspect, whose name is not being released, is an 18-year-old man, but he was 17 when the incident happened on Aug. 19. He faces charges of manslaughter, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, tampering with evidence and possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

Officers on Aug. 19 were called about 1:30 a.m. to the 16200 block of East 17th Place on a report of an accidental shooting, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The boy, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital and later died.

More information about the case was not available Wednesday.

Anyone with more information about the shooting is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.