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13-year-old boy pleads guilty to shooting, killing man on RTD bus in Denver

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Jun 18, 2024

DENVER — A 13-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a man on an RTD bus in southwest Denver in January.

The Denver District Attorney's Office confirmed to Denver7 Tuesday that the boy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. The boy was charged as a juvenile, meaning his identity will not be released.

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Boy shot, killed man on RTD bus in Denver because man’s leg blocked aisle: DPD

Óscar Contreras
5:15 PM, Feb 02, 2024

The shooting happened around 6:41 p.m. on Jan. 27 on a bus near the Federal Blvd. and Mississippi Ave. intersection, according to Denver police.

At the scene, police found Richard Sanchez, 60, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A second victim suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene, police said.

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Brandon Richard
4:46 PM, Jan 29, 2024

Investigators determined the boy fatally shot Sanchez because his leg was blocking the aisle on the bus.

The boy is scheduled to be sentenced on July 18.


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