Juvenile male accidentally shot, killed identified; teenage suspect in custody

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DENVER (KDVR) — A 14-year-old boy died after an alleged accidental shooting early Sunday afternoon, police said.

The Denver Police Department reported a juvenile male was involved in an accidental shooting around 1:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of N. Syracuse and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Just before 8 p.m., DPD said the juvenile victim died as a result of the shooting. The Office of the Medical Examiner identified the victim as Jy’Air Johnston on Nov. 3.

A male teenager was taken into custody on investigation of manslaughter, DPD said.

DPD continues to investigate the shooting and the circumstances behind it.

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