Weld County boy dies from gunshot wounds, brother arrested
A Weld County, Colo. sheriff's deputy speaks with witnesses after an 11-year-old boy was shot. Photo by Joshua Polson/Greeley Tribune
WELD COUNTY, Colo. — An 11-year-old boy died Friday night after he was shot in the chest. The gun used in the shooting belonged to the boy’s brother, who was arrested on homicide charges for failing to properly secure the weapon.
According to The Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Andre Limas was shot in the chest at a home in the 4200 block of Grand Teton Dr. at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday. Paramedics took the boy to North Colorado Medical Center where he later died from his injuries about an hour after the shooting.
The victim’s 18-year-old brother Jordan Limas was arrested on charges of criminally negligent homicide. There were reports that the siblings were fighting over a gun when the incident occurred, though police have not confirmed those details.
Weld County Sheriff spokeman Tim Swartz did confirm that the shooting has been ruled an accident, and that the gun used belonged to Jordan. The charges in the case stem from the fact that the gun was left in an unsecured area where his younger brother was able to gain access to it, according to Swartz.
David Limas, the father of the two boys, told FOX31 reporter Jim Hooley that he didn’t know where the gun came from. He called the incident a “terrible accident,” and said he is now bearing the “double burden” of losing his and son and possibly having his other son charged with the killing.
Jordan appeared in court on Saturday and is being held by $30,000 bond.
Friends said Andre was a sixth grader with a big personality. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and was well known for his long hair.