LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Loveland police filed charges against an 18-year-old man following a deadly shooting at a home on North Duffield Avenue near 29th Street early Tuesday morning. They say someone called 911 saying a 17-year-old boy was not breathing.
Emergency crews arrived at the home to find the unnamed teenager dead. The same 911 caller told authorities the suspect, Gabriel Romero Ventura, left the home, however officers found him a short time later.
Investigators say the victim and suspect knew each other. They also say alcohol appears to be a factor.
Romero Ventura faces charges of assault in the first degree, manslaughter, prohibited use of weapons. He’s being held at the Larimer County jail.
Investigators say the victim was not a student at any Loveland Schools, and there is no threat to the public.