Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday night in connection to a shooting that occurred near the Carla Madison Rec Center earlier this month.
According to Denver police, two 16-year-old males were taken into custody and accused of taking part in the September 7 shooting that shutdown a large portion of Colfax, about a block from East High School, for a few hours. Final charges have not been determined but one individual may be charged with two counts of attempted murder and the other may be charged with accessory to a crime.
According to DPD, the incident stemmed from an altercation between the two teens and an adult male. The adult and another uninvolved teenager were shot and wounded in the altercation. The wounded teen remains in the hospital but the unidentified man has since been released. It’s unclear what caused the altercation.
Police said they would not be releasing the suspected teenagers’ names due to their ages.
Police spokesperson Doug Schepman previously said one of the leading causes of homicide over the last couple of years have been fights or altercations that lead to fatal violence.