Brother Involved In Accidental Shooting Told Police Gun Was Stolen
EVANS, Colo. (CBS4) – 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger has learned new information about the deadly shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Evans on Friday.
Andre Limas was struggling with his brother, Jordan Limas, 18, over a handgun when the gun went off and struck Andre Limas in the chest.
Jordan Limas is out of jail on bond but was arrested for investigation of criminally negligent homicide.
Sallinger received court documents Monday indicating Jordan Limas told Weld County sheriff’s investigators he had stolen the handgun about a month ago and it was sitting on a dining room table. He said Andre Limas took the gun off the table to show friends outside.
Jordan Limas says he told his brother the gun was not a toy and that’s when they struggled and the gun went off. According to the affidavit, Andre Limas then said, “Jord, Jord, it hurts.”
“(Jordan) is doing good and he knows we’re all behind him,” father David Limas said. “Not one single person is mad at him for what happened.”
David Limas had no comment when asked if he had knowledge that the gun was in the home. After the shooting Jordan Limas told investigators he hid the gun inside his bed. The sheriff’s department said a check of the gun’s serial number doesn’t show that it has been stolen.
A crisis team was on hand Monday at the John Evans Middle School where Andre Limas was in sixth grade.
“A lot of kids were upset and crying. Some were actually remembering fond memories of the young man,” John Gates with Greeley-Evans Schools said.
People began gathering for a vigil Monday evening at the Limas’ home.
LINK: Read The Affidavit