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Second suspect in deadly Colorado school shooting is a juvenile female; authorities identify victim killed in the massacre

A juvenile female and an adult male are suspected of committing a fatal mass shooting at a charter school in Colorado Tuesday.

According to CBS 4, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock provided new details in an early Wednesday morning press conference about the deadly shooting, which killed an 18-year-old student at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, a K-12 charter school about 7 miles from the site of the 1999 shooting spree at Columbine High School, which claimed 13 lives.

Spurlock told reporters that the suspects in custody are a juvenile female and an 18-year-old male, previously identified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as Devon Erickson, according to ABC 7 Denver.

The sheriff’s office said on Twitter that it would not be releasing Erickson’s photo at this time.

“We will not be releasing any photos at this time as it could jeopardize this critical on-going invest.,” the department reportedly wrote in a tweet. “We still have interviews to conduct and we want to make sure we have the most accurate information.”

CBS News previously reported that Kendrick Castillo, 18, was fatally shot while trying confront one of the shooters, who reportedly opened fire in two separate classrooms at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. At least 7 others were reportedly injured.

Spurlock said at the news conference that the suspects were taken into custody without exchanging fire with police.

“Our hearts are hurting for (the victims), and I ask the community to come together, as we always do here in Douglas County, and be strong and pray for the family of the child who was lost and pray for the other eight still suffering from their injuries,” Spurlock said.

CrimeOnline will continue to provide updates to this developing story.

 

[Feature image: Photo/David Zalubowski]