Brother admits to stealing gun that killed brother during struggle

Jordan Limas affidavit details shooting

GREELEY, Colo. - A man admitted to stealing the gun that wound up killing his 11-year-old brother over the weekend, documents show.

According to a recently-released arrest affidavit, Jordan Limas told Weld County Sheriff's Office that the gun was sitting on a dining room table before his younger brother, Andre, picked it up on Friday evening.

Jordan Limas is charged with negligent homicide. He is free on a $30,000 bond and is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 25 for a filing of charges hearing.

According to the court document, Jordan Limas told investigators that he stole the small black, semi-automatic handgun the previous month. He never gave detectives a reason for having the gun.

The document states the only other person home at the time of the shooting was Jordan Limas' live-in girlfriend, who told investigators she was in the bathroom and didn't see the shooting.

Gun Accidentally Went Off

Jordan Limas said he heard Andre Limas come in from outside. After he came out of his bedroom, he saw Andre had picked up the gun and was going to walk outside with it.

According to the document, Jordan Limas said he told his brother the gun was not a toy and he grabbed for the gun. The gun went off during the struggle.

Jordan Limas told police the two brothers looked at each other and Andre Limas said, "Jord, Jord, it hurts."

Jordan Limas said he saw blood on Andre's shirt and dropped the gun near the front door.

The affidavit stated Jordan Limas said he picked up his brother and took him outside and began yelling, "Call 911, call 911."

A Weld County Sheriff's deputy said Andre Limas had no vital signs after they arrived. CPR was administered immediately and the boy was transported to Northern Colorado Medical Center. Andre Limas was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. at the hospital.

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