TEEN SHOT IN HOME; FRIEND IS IN CUSTODY
jefferson county» A teenager was shot in a Jefferson County home Friday afternoon, and another teen, the victim’s friend, is in custody.
The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. in the 11300 block of West Bowles Place, said Mark Techmeyer, a Jefferson County sheriff ’s spokesman.
Deputies found a 14year-old boy inside a home suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition, Techmeyer said.
A 15-year-old ran from the scene. Deputies found the teen who fled on foot about 2 miles away. He was taken into custody.
“Whether this was intentional or a tragic accident has yet to be determined,” Techmeyer said.
The boys’ names were not released. A weapon had not been recovered Friday night.
Keenesburg teen dies in early-morning crash
B weld county» State troopers are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Keenesburg girl they say died in a traffic crash early Friday morning.
According to Trooper Josh Lewis, the girl, whose name was not released, was driving a 2004 Ford pickup about midnight west on Colorado 52 about 40 miles southeast of Greeley. Troopers believe she veered to the north side of the road and overcorrected. No other vehicles were involved.
The girl, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead when first responders arrived.
Magnitude-4.5 quake hits northeastern New Mexico B
cimarron, n.m.» The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude-4.5 earthquake in a remote area just south of the New Mexico-Colorado state line. There were no reports of damage from the quake, which occurred around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was about 17 miles northwest of Cimarron and about 90 miles northeast of Santa Fe.
An employee at Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch reported a brief shuttering, as if the building had been hit by a very strong gust of wind.
Worker who died in industrial accident is ID’d
B moffat county» Authorities have identified the 58-year-old worker who died Thursday after he was struck in the head by a heavy, metal object in an industrial accident at a landfill near Craig. Darrell Snow, a Moffat County Road and Bridge employee, was completing snow removal and transportation operations at the county landfill when he died.
Gunman arrested and booked B
fowler» Pueblo police have arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of shooting a bail bondsman Thursday morning.
SWAT officers took Adrian Carrera into custody at a motel in Fowler. He was booked into the Pueblo County jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and outstanding warrants.
Police say Carrera tried to flee when officers moved in to arrest him late Thursday, climbing out of a bathroom window and taking off on foot before he was tracked down in a field. Authorities say he had a loaded handgun.
In the motel room, Pueblo police say they also found more weapons and ammunition.