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11-year-old boy dies after being shot in Mesa County, suspect arrested

Posted at 12:10 PM, Nov 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 20:27:44-05

MESA COUNTY, Colo. – An 11-year-old boy has died after he was shot inside a home in Mesa County over the weekend, Sheriff’s Office deputies said Sunday.

Investigators have arrested Jeremy James Mushrush, 41, of Grand Junction. Mushrush is charged with manslaughter, attempting to influence a public servant and use of a prohibited weapon.

Mushrush reportedly told deputies at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday that he had heard they were looking for him the day before, and agreed to meet with officers. He turned himself in at around 10:38 a.m.

Mushrush is not related to the boy, deputies said.

The 11-year-old boy, whose identity has not been released, was shot at around 6:18 p.m. Saturday inside a home in the area of Sandpiper Avenue and Morning Dove Court in Grand Junction.

He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Mursh is being held in Mesa County Jail on a $100,000 bond. 

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (970) 242-6707.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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