Prison time for man who shot, killed teen during fight at Fitzsimons Apartments

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 14:33:29-04

AURORA, Colo. -- The armed man who got in the middle of a fight and shot and killed a teenager is going to prison.

Prosecutors said 14-year-old Marcell Jay Johnson was fighting with some other teenagers outside the Fitzsimons Apartments on Nome Street in Aurora last September.

Deputy District Attorney Lindsay Tanis told the court that James Jason Tobias Lee, 18, injected himself into a fight.

“He brought a loaded gun. As a result a 14-year-old is dead,” Deputy District Attorney Lindsay Tanis told the court.

Johnson was a student at Aurora West Middle School.

A second teenager was also shot, but survived.

Lee was sentenced to 10 years in prison for reckless manslaughter, attempted reckless manslaughter and third-degree assault.


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