Prosecutors To Decide If Parachute Boy Accused Of Shooting Another Should Be Tried As An Adult

Parachute-The teenager accused of shooting to death a nine-year-old boy in Parachute Wednesday makes his first court appearance Thursday. The 14–year–old boy attended a juvenile detention hearing in Garfield County where a judge ordered him to be remanded in custody.

According to Deputy District Attorney Tony Hershey, the boy will remain in custody until his next court date scheduled for August 24th. That's when it will be decided what charges will be filed and whether he'll be charged as an adult.

The teenager is accused of shooting Taylor Demarco in the chest with a .22 caliber pistol. The shooting happened Wednesday at a house in the neighborhood where both kids lived.

The investigation into the fatal shooting is continuing.

Meanwhile, residents in the Parachute neighborhood where the shooting took place are left to wonder why a 14-year-old boy would shoot and kill his nine-year-old friend. The community is still very much mourning the death of Demarco.

The incident is forcing parents who were once not afraid to leave their children home alone to think twice, but still some parents aren't surprised a 14-year-old would have access to a gun.

Many neighbors tell 11 News the alleged shooter has been known to bully other kids in the community and say the shooting was the result of a spat between the two boys.

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