Affidavit reveals what led up to shooting of local teen

Published: Jul. 28, 2017 at 8:45 PM MDT
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Details emerged Friday about how a 17-year-old Whitewater girl was shot to death inside of a car near an Orchard Mesa grocery store in the early morning hours of July 15th.

The affidavit in the case, unsealed by the courts, alleges that Israel Massingill, 20, owed $100 to a teenage girl. That teen, who we're choosing to not identify, was also shot in the incident.

She got a ride to the suspect's house from Kiera Quintana, 17, late on July 14th. According to the affidavit, Quintana stayed in the car, but the other teen went inside Massingill's home. She claims he pointed a gun at her.

Court papers claim when she told him she wasn't afraid to die, he put the gun down. The two then proceeded to have sex. The affidavit says the first time was consensual, however, Massingill allegedly forced her into a second time.

Massingill then reportedly agreed to be taken in Kiera Quintana's car to an ATM at the City Market at Orchard Mesa to get the cash he owed her. When they got there, investigators say Massingill pulled out his gun, shot Quintana in the back of the head and shot the other teen in the arm as she tried to get away.

Court papers say Massingill fled the scene but was arrested about two hours later after he tried to flee again. He is charged with murder, assault, sexual assault, and menacing in connection with this case.