Shock as 13-Year-Old Boy Is Arrested in Fatal Shooting of a 60-Year-Old Grandfather

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It’s a story that feels all too common in 2024: An innocent man is dead, and a suspect who’s all too young is arrested for the death.

According to KDVR-TV in Denver, an unnamed 13-year-old boy was arrested as a suspect charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a 60-year-old grandfather aboard a Denver Regional Transportation District bus.

The killing took place on Jan. 27 — reportedly sparked by where the victim had placed his leg.

KDVR reported that the deceased, identified as Richard Sanchez, was just blocks from his home when the incident occurred.

At roughly 6:40 p.m, shots rang out inside the bus while it was at a stop. In addition to Sanchez, another individual was reportedly injured — albeit not seriously.

The Denver Post reported that the injured victim was treated at the scene and did not need to be transported to the hospital.

“At this stage of the investigation, it appears there was verbal exchange between the suspect and victim about the victim’s leg blocking the aisle on the bus, and the suspect then shot the victim,” Denver police said in a news release on Friday.

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