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14-year-old boy arrested in fatal shooting

Police said a teenage girl was found shot in a residence on the 800 block of North Yates Street. She was later pronounced dead.

DENVER — According to Denver Police, a 14-year-old boy is now in jail after a teenage girl was found shot in Denver on Friday evening. 

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Around 4:15 p.m. on Friday, police were called to a reported shooting inside a residence in the 800 block of North Yates Street. DPD said that when they arrived at the scene, they found a teenage girl shot. 

The girl was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead, according to Denver Police. She has been identified as Isabella Escobedo, 16.

Detectives identified the suspect as a 14-year-old boy. The boy was arrested on Friday night on a charge of reckless manslaughter.

DPD said that because of the boy's age, his identity, mugshot and additional information regarding the incident would not be made public. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

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