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15-year old shot in Greeley drug deal gone awry

Posted at 4:24 AM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 06:24:00-05

GREELEY – A 15-year old girl is recovering and man is in jail after a drug deal went wrong on Friday. According to the Greeley Police, an officer was getting ready to leave the hospital when he noticed a car driving erratically as it entered the North Colorado Medical Center parking lot.

When the officer approached the car, the driver said one of his passengers had been shot. Three other men were in the back seat of the car and they were told to stay in the vehicle while the officer helped the girl into the hospital. When the officer returned, they were gone.

The car was located about three blocks away, near 16th Street and 23rd Avenue. After further investigation, they found another man, 22-year old Daniel Atencio, a few blocks over. He was arrested and taken to the Weld County Jail, where is being held for attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, and illegal discharge of a weapon.

The 15-year old girl, who isn’t being identified, was released from the hospital later in the day. The Greeley Police say the shooting was related to an illicit drug deal between Atencio and the people in the car.