A 13-year-old boy allegedly shot and killed a 60-year-old man on a bus because the man’s leg was blocking the aisle, Denver police said.
The boy was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree murder, the Denver Police Department said in a news release Friday.
Officers responded to a shooting on a Transdev bus near the intersection of South Federal Boulevard and West Mississippi Avenue at 6:41 p.m. Saturday and found a man, later identified as Richard Sanchez, with a gunshot wound.
Transdev is a contractor for the Regional Transportation District.
Sanchez was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner determined Sanchez’s death was a homicide as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.
Investigators believe the boy had a “verbal exchange” with Sanchez about Sanchez’s leg blocking the aisle of the bus, after which the boy shot him, according to Denver police.
A second man injured in the shooting was treated at the scene and did not need to be taken to a hospital, the department said in a news release.
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