A 14-year-old has been charged with attempted murder related to a shooting outside of a Denver school

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Denver Police officers on the scene of a shooting near the DSST Cole middle school at the Mitchell building, Aug. 28, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A 14-year-old juvenile has been formally charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after an alleged altercation outside of DSST which has left another juvenile in critical condition after being shot according to the Denver district attorney's office

The 14-year old is charged with attempting to commit murder in the first degree, assault in the first degree and possession of a handgun by a juvenile. The confrontation took place on August 28 in the 3200 block of Marion Street.

Due the arrestee’s status as a juvenile Colorado law prohibits the release of identifying information like the juvenile's name, birthdate or photograph.

The young man was advised of the charges Wednesday morning in juvenile court and the court will begin scheduling hearings. The district attorney's office does have the ability to petition the case to be transferred to adult court before a trial begins but according to Ken Lane, the communication director for the district attorney's office, they have not decided if they'll do that.

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