HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)– The teenager killed in Tuesday’s shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch has been identified as Kendrick Castillo. The 18-year-old student was going to graduate from high school later this month.

Kendrick Castillo (credit: CBS)

Castillo died in Tuesday afternoon’s shooting at STEM School. Students in the school said that he rushed the suspects, possibly saving the lives of other students in his selfless actions.

Two suspects have been arrested in the shooting, Devon Erickson, 18, and a juvenile female who has not been identified. Neither suspect was injured in the shooting.

Deputies conducted a search of Erickson’s home in Highlands Ranch after the shooting.

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Records show that he had one criminal infraction in Colorado — a traffic charge from 2017 which was resolved in 2018. Investigators also searched one suspect’s vehicle that was parked in the STEM School parking lot.

The suspects are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon.

Kendrick Castillo (credit: STEM School)

Kendrick was into computer information technology and supposed to compete in an event this weekend called “Rods and Robots.” That event has been cancelled.

Kendrick also had an internship set up to begin after graduation.

Kendrick Castillo (credit: LinkedIn)

Eight other students were injured in the shooting, some of them seriously. As of Wednesday morning, one injured student was still hospitalized at SkyRidge Medical Center as well as two still hospitalized at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Deputies rushed to the school just after 2 p.m. when shots were fired inside the school. Officers captured the suspects as they were running into the school.

STEM School Highlands Ranch will be closed for the rest of the week.

Comments (2)
  1. Kirsten Clarkson says:

    35 school shootings in the US this year.
    American parents have not done the thing that every parent should and usually does do: protect their kids.
    As a parent, I am astonished by this.
    Why won’t you do it? WHY ARE YOU NOT RIOTING?
    Please answer below.

  2. Sharon Daves says:

    I did not know this young hero but I am sure he was a wonderful young man. My prayers are with the family.RIP young man

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