Suspected gunman identified in Colorado school shooting attack

Suspected gunman identified in Colorado school shooting attack

Giasolli said one of them was Brendan Bialy, a current poolee in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program.

Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said: "There did seem to be some struggle going on when they got there; we don't know if that was students or security or officers". Two suspects are in custody, and officers are looking for a possible third suspect, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

The student killed in the Colorado high school shooting was fascinated by engineering and eager to help others. The sheriff's office said the person who died was an 18-year-old student.

In the shooting, one student was killed and nine others were hurt when he and another underage suspect allegedly opened fire inside a K-12 school on the afternoon of May 7. His father, John Castillo, acknowledged his son's stance as a hero.

Josh Dutton, 18, told AP news agency he used to be friends with Mr Erickson at a former school but had not seen him in four years.

The attacks are "aberrant acts" although they might seem otherwise to the rest of the world, he said.

Short said Castillo was amusing and empathetic and loved helping people.

"You know what I hate?" he said.


He explained that his daughters, who do not attend the school where the shooting took place, have been on lockout at their school twice in the last month.

Two hand guns were seized, he said, noting that the FBI had also joined investigation.

He was a high school senior, set to graduate this week.

"What I saw yesterday was the absolute best of people", he added. "The president is a parent and grandparent".

"We're going to hear about very heroic things that have taken place at the school", Spurlock said.

The STEM School Highlands Ranch is a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

"I want people to know about him", he told ABC News.

Shots were reported fired at a school in suburban Denver, Colorado, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.


The student who died in Tuesday's shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch has been identified.

Student Nui Giasolli told NBC's "Today" show that she was in her British Literature class when one of the suspects entered and pulled out a gun.

Authorities have said there are two suspects.

It was not immediately clear when the younger suspect, who has not been identified, would appear in court.

She said her agency has a substation blocks from the school and responded quickly.

Douglas County Schools were closed April 17 as authorities scrambled to find an armed Florida teen they said was infatuated with the Columbine massacre. However, he said they included two handguns which he said they were not old enough to buy or own.

Five of the students who were shot have been released from hospitals, Spurlock said, and three remain in intensive care.

Two students are under arrest - one has been identified as 18-year-old Devon Erickson and the other is a juvenile.


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