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Defense argues older suspect in STEM School shooting was not a willing participant in attackns

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The judge heard two different narratives about what motivated the older of the two suspects in the deadly STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting during the first day of what’s scheduled to be a three-day preliminary hearing.

The private defense attorneys representing Devon Erickson, 19, said his then-16-year-old codefendant Alec McKinney forced him to steal guns from his parent’s home, snort cocaine, and then bring the weapons to room 107 of their K-12 charter school, where an English literature class was watching “The Princess Bride.”

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Repeat sex offender faces decades in prison for South Platte River Trail assault

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LITTLETON, Colo. — An Arapahoe County jury convicted known sex offender Johnny Dewayne Harris, Jr. on all charges related to the sexual assault and attack of a woman on the South Platte River Trail in 2018, the 18th Judicial District announced.

The jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon following a three-day trial and returned a guilty verdict Thursday morning on the following charges:

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Scam Targets Colorado Churchgoers With ‘Generous Hearts’

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John Larson has been a pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church in Littleton for 13 years. In that time, he has developed a sense of community in his sanctuary.
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Wheelchair accessible van stolen and used for smash and grab

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smash and grab robbery at Bikesource in Littleton

DENVER — A wheelchair-accessible van was stolen from Broncos Stadium at Mile High, then used for a smash-and-grab in Littleton, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

DPD said the vehicle was stolen at Mile High Stadium on Sunday.

The van belonged to the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), which parks some of their vehicles at the stadium. NSCD provides therapeutic recreation, competition and adaptive sports for children and adults with disabilities.

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Suspects arrested after police say they shot at least 6 cars Sunday

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DENVER — Two people have been arrested after police said they shot multiple vehicles along the front range Sunday evening.

It started with some sort of road rage incident between a gray pickup and a BMW sports utility vehicle (SUV) just after 6 p.m. near the intersection of South Santa Fe Drive and West Belleview Avenue, Littleton Police said.

As the pickup was leaving the scene, Littleton Police said someone in the vehicle fired numerous shots toward the SUV.

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Man shot and killed by police near C-470 and Belleview in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A fugitive from Denver is dead after a police shooting near C-470 and West Belleview Avenue, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Teplin said at a news conference just before 2 p.m. that task forces from Denver were tracking the man who was eventually killed to an apartment complex near W. Belleview Ave. and S. Alkire St. in Jefferson County. JCSO SWAT team members were called in to assist.

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Authorities searching for 15-year-old accused of stealing guns, ammunition from relative’s home

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PINE, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a 15-year-old boy who’s accused of breaking into a relative’s home and stealing guns and ammunition.

Kaiden Martin disabled the security system of a relative’s home on South Cedar Circle in Pine between 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday and then broke into a secured gun safe, deputies said.

Authorities said Martin took multiple guns, a suppressor and ammunition from the home.

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