Police arrest 2 teens for shooting that left Colorado Springs student injured

Both, aged 16, face attempted murder charge
Posted at 1:32 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 15:32:51-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Authorities in Colorado Springs have arrested two teenage boys in connection to a Sept. 22 shooting across from Doherty High School that left a student injured.

Colorado Springs police say they had identified the two suspects, both 16, on Sept. 26—two days after the shooting occurred during an altercation across the street from the school’s parking lot.

Police on that day obtained arrest warrants for the teens, who are not being named by authorities because they are juveniles.

On Monday, officers followed one of the suspects to a business in Manitou Springs, where he was arrested. And on Tuesday, Colorado Springs officers and FBI agents surveilled an address tied to the other suspect.

When he left the house, located near the intersection of Galley and Chelton roads, police followed him to the Citadel Mall, where he was also arrested.

Both teens are being charged with attempted first-degree murder.

The police department asks anyone with more information about the shooting to call 719-444-7000. Doherty High School has made changes after the shooting.

The school now requires staff and students to wear their ID badges at all times, lest they risk discipline from the school.