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Teen accused of shooting 14-year-old boy in Jefferson County charged with assault

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 14:01:34-05

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A teen accused of shooting a 14-year-old boy inside the victim’s Jefferson County home Friday night has been charged with first-degree assault.

Deputies say the 15-year-old boy ran from the scene shortly after allegedly shooting his friend, but was found nearby. The victim remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Jefferson County Sheriff investigators have not said what led up to the shooting. Authorities had still not recovered a weapon Friday night.

The shooting happened in a neighborhood near West Bowles Avenue and South Simms Street in unincorporated Jefferson County. 

The shooting remains under investigation.

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