Colorado School Shooting Suspects Charged With Dozens of Counts, Including Murder

Lorie Jones makes a point while her son Joshua who was wounded while trying to stop a gunman involved in the attack on the STEM School Highlands Ranch last week and her husband David look on during a news conference

Lorie Jones makes a point while her son Joshua who was wounded while trying to stop a gunman involved in the attack on the STEM School Highlands Ranch last week and her husband David look on during a news conference

In a news conference Wednesday, District Attorney George Brauchler declined to confirm what charges and how many his office has leveled against Devon Erickson, 18, and Alec McKinney, 16, because of the judge's order. Almost a thousand drivers signed up, and even drivers who are not participating say they plan to show their support by having the school's colors - blue and yellow - somewhere on their Jeep. He is continuing to be held without bond as of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Eight students were injured.

Echoing other speakers, John Castillo told those gathered at a memorial service for 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo on Wednesday to be more like his son, and put love and compassion first to carry on his life's message. A spokeswoman for El Paso County District Attorney Dan May declined to comment.

One of two teens charged in the deadly attack on a suburban Denver school has appeared in court after being charged with multiple counts of murder, theft and arson in the attack.

During a hearing for Erickson, Douglas County District Attorney George Brauchler said that the investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and requested, at the behest of investigators, that arrest affidavits and a probable cause statement in the case be suppressed from public view for two weeks.

He wore a jail uniform and was kept shackled at his wrists and ankles after the judge denied a request to remove them.

While court documents are sealed, the charges against the teenagers were listed in electronic court records.

Prosecutors have said they will decide whether to charge 16-year-old Alec McKinney as an adult alongside 18-year-old Devon Erickson.

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Devon Erickson, 18, looks up from the defense table during a court appearance in Castle Rock, Colorado, May 8, 2019.

Meanwhile, the celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life was to be held at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. "But from the word 'Go, ' they have made it clear, 'Our intention is to be here for every single hearing, ' and today I think is a good example of that". There's been a school shooting. Brauchler would not provide details on the investigation of the security guard. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press last week that the guard, a former Marine who has not been named, fired his weapon during the shooting.

Castillo and classmates Brendan Bialy and Joshua Jones were credited with helping minimize the bloodshed by charging at one of the suspects in a classroom.

"It would have been easy for them to say 'I'm not going to make it to court today because in less than two hours, we're about to have a memorial service for our son, '" he said.

However, two news organizations citing anonymous sources have reported that authorities were investigating whether the guard mistakenly fired at a responding sheriff's deputy and may have wounded a student.

"We're going to hear about very heroic things that have taken place at the school", Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said shortly after the shooting. "Adrenaline and tunnel vision are a insane thing", said Jones, who described himself as just a normal teenage kid.

The attack occurred less than a month after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in nearby Littleton, in which two students shot 13 people to death before committing suicide.

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