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Teen faces manslaughter charge in deadly shooting of 15-year-old boy

The victim was identified as 15-year-old Ramon Hernandez. The 16-year-old suspect is not being identified because the case will be heard in juvenile court.

DENVER — A teen injured in a shooting in Denver over the weekend has died from his injuries, and another teen faces charges including manslaughter

The victim was identified by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner as 15-year-old Ramon Hernandez.

Denver Police Department (DPD) officers said they received a report of two teens possibly playing with a gun around 1 a.m. Saturday.

When DPD arrived, one of the teens had been shot, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

DPD said earlier that it looked like an accident, and said Wednesday that a 16-year-old had been arrested.

The Denver District Attorney's Office said Wednesday that it will be advising the following charges be filed against the 16-year-old:

  • Manslaughter
  • Second degree assault
  • Possession of a weapon by previous offender
  • Juvenile possession of handgun

Since the 16-year-old's case will be heard in juvenile court, the district attorney's office said it is not releasing his name.

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