Denver prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old boy with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer following a struggle and shooting last week northeast of downtown.
The boy faces additional charges, including having a prohibited large capacity magazine, possessing a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, discharge of a firearm, handgun possession by a juvenile, and obstructing a police officer, Denver District Attorney officials announced Wednesday morning.
The shooting happened about 9 p.m. March 21 in an alley between Gilpin and Williams streets a couple blocks north of Manual High School in northeast Denver.
A Denver Police gunfire-spotting system detected 36 shots in that area. When police officers responded, they approached three young men walking, including a juvenile, who disregarded police commands and tried to walk away, police said.
A police officer struggled with the teen, who allegedly pulled a handgun and fired one shot from close range at the officer. The officer was not hit, and the teen was taken into custody with the help of other police officers.
Prosecutors have filed a motion to have this case heard in district court, not juvenile court.
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