LAFAYETTE, Colo. (KDVR) — A 14-year-old boy died in an accidental shooting in Lafayette, police announced Tuesday. Another juvenile is charged with manslaughter.
According to the Lafayette Police Department, shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to Good Samaritan Hospital on a report of a 14-year-old with a gunshot wound.
The boy had been taken to Good Samaritan in a private vehicle, police said. He died from his injuries at the hospital.
“Based on information obtained at the hospital, Lafayette investigators responded to a home in the 400 block of West Oak Street in Lafayette, where a reported accidental shooting was believed to have occurred,” police said in a statement.
Investigators identified a juvenile as a suspect in the case. That child’s parents have been cooperative with police, LPD said.
The juvenile suspect was booked and then released to the parents on a manslaughter charge.
The investigation is ongoing.
On Wednesday, the Boulder County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Thomas Rushing.
The suspect’s name has not been released.