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11-year-old charged with second degree murder in Montrose County

11-year-old charged with second degree murder in Montrose County
11-year-old charged with second degree murder in Montrose County(Yzabelah Roberts)
Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 6:07 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2020 at 9:14 AM MST
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MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - A shocking development was announced Monday night in a shooting incident that killed Karmen Keefauver, 62, of Montrose

“Over the course of our investigation it was determined that an 11-year-old juvenile was suspected in the shooting death of Keefauver,” said Patrol Lieutenant Cox with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office.

Montrose County Sheriff Deputies were led to the 16000 block of Shavano Valley Road around 9 a.m. on Dec. 19 after they received a call about a female with a gunshot wound.

The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Bureau of Investigation immediately began investigating. Through that investigation, they determined an 11-year-old was involved in the shooting.

The person charged and arrested is currently being held at the Grand Mesa Youth Services Center in Grand Junction for second-degree murder.

“There’s no threat to public safety at this point, we don’t have any other suspects,” says Cox.

For Lieutenant Cox, it will be a scene he won’t forget.

“Tragic incidents like these affect us all, especially the Keefauver family, and our deepest condolences go out to the family.”

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