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14-year-old boy arrested in shooting death of teenage girl in Denver

14-year-old facing reckless manslaughter charge after shooting
Generic: Day Police Lights
Posted at 11:55 AM, Nov 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-07 17:57:22-05

DENVER — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday in connection with the shooting death of a teenage girl in Denver.

The 14-year-old suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, is facing a reckless manslaughter charge, according to the Denver Police Department.

The shooting occurred around 4:15 p.m. Friday inside a home in the 800 block of North Yates Street in east Denver, police said in a news release.

The teenage girl victim was transported to the hospital where she died. On Monday, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified the victim as Isabella Escobedo, 16. Her cause and manner of death are pending, according to the medical examiner's office.

Additional details regarding the circumstances that led up to the shooting are not available for release because the suspect is a juvenile, police said.