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Teen suspect in Widefield shooting apprehended

Caballero Drive shooting scene
Posted at 3:43 AM, Aug 26, 2020

WIDEFIELD — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported late Tuesday night that a 14-year-old shot an 18-year-old in the Widefield area.

The incident happened on Caballero Avenue, in a neighborhood west of Fountain Mesa Road, at around 9:45 p.m.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they located an individual with an apparent gunshot wound and rendered aid until medical personnel arrived. The individual was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene and evaded officers throughout the night and the morning.

Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office reported that the teen suspect was located and taken into custody without incident. He is facing an Attempted Murder 1 charge and a Prohibited Use of a Weapon charge.

As the suspect is a juvenile, no further information will be released.