Teen Charged With Attempted Murder For Allegedly Firing Shot At Store Employee

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A teen is facing charges for attempted murder after he allegedly fired a shot at a store employee who confronted him about trespassing.

The 16-year-old reportedly had been caught shoplifting previously at the Safeway near Galley and Circle in Colorado Springs. The employee confronted him and two other people, apparently telling them they were trespassing and weren't welcome because of the previous alleged offense.

The teen reportedly fired a shot outside the store in the direction of one of the employees. No one was hit.

Police were alerted about the situation at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Streets at the nearby intersection of De Cortez and Tijuana were blocked off while police and K-9 units searched for the suspects. The teen and two other juveniles were taken into custody.

Police say in addition to attempted murder charges, the 16-year-old is facing charges of accessory to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a handgun by a juvenile. A 14-year-old boy was also arrested on accessory to attempted first-degree murder charges. The third juvenile taken into custody was later released.

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