PUEBLO, Colo. — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting a man to death inside a Pueblo home could be tried as an adult.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Thursday that prosecutors are expected to make the request during a transfer hearing, and a judge will have the final say on how the boy is charged.

The teen, who is suspected of shooting 22-year-old Francisco Alcon on Sunday, turned himself in to police Wednesday night. Investigators say the two were affiliated with the same gang but have not established a clear motive for the shooting.

The boy’s arrest affidavit for second-degree murder will not be released unless he ends up being tried as an adult.

He is being held at the Pueblo Youth Detention Center.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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