15-year-old charged in shooting death
GRAND JUNCTION — Mesa County authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy in the shooting death of another 15-year-old over the weekend.
The Daily Sentinel reported that the boy’s arrest was announced Wednesday. He faces a felony count of manslaughter and two misdemeanor charges.
The victim, Brandon Crawford, was also 15. He died Sunday of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Multiple people were reportedly inside a home at the time of the shooting.
Authorities on Monday had indicated there was no evidence of malicious intent by the shooter.
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