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Teen faces charges in shooting death of 11-year-old

The now 18-year-old faces charges of manslaughter and tampering with evidence related to the August shooting.

AURORA, Colo — A teen was arrested this week on charges including manslaughter related to the August shooting death of an 11-year-old, according to the Aurora Police Department (APD).

Around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 19, APD officers responded to and members of Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the area of 16200 E 17th Place for a report of an accidental shooting.

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Once there, Officers found an 11-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound. The child was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Following an investigation an 18-year-old man was arrested on Oct. 5 for charges of manslaughter, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, tampering with evidence, and possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

The suspect was 17 at the time of the incident, so his name is not being released.

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Anyone with additional information about this incident is encouraged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

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