Denver, Colorado 2021-02-24 00:35:47 –
A 14-year-old boy has died and another boy has been charged with manslaughter because of a possible accidental shooting at Lafayette on Sunday.
According to the announcement, the 14-year-old boy was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in a private car injured by a bullet at around 1:07 am on Sunday. An unidentified teenager died of his injury.
Boulder County Coroner publishes the boy’s name and conducts an autopsy and investigation to determine the official cause and method of death.
Based on information obtained at the hospital, investigators believe the boy was accidentally shot at a 400-block house on West Oak Street in Lafayette.
A boy suspect was identified for manslaughter, booked, and released by his parents. Since the accused is a boy, his name has not been published.
Under Colorado law, manslaughter can be prosecuted if one “recklessly kills another.”
On Tuesday, two days after the shooting, the neighborhood of the single-family home near the center of Lafayette was quiet and there were no visible signs of an ongoing police investigation.
Some residents said they didn’t know or didn’t want to talk about what happened.
“I really don’t know,” Solaya Benmera said when asked about the deadly shooting. “I just saw the police looking for and looking for things. That’s all I know about it.”
Like many of her neighbors, Benmera didn’t know many details.
One resident said he saw a lot of cars and police cars in the area on Sunday. He said he was waiting to hear more information about the shooting, but he didn’t hear anything else.
Lafayette police said the case was under investigation.
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