DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - An official Kendrick Castillo memorial fund has been set up, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
Those wanting to help the family of the Colorado shooting victim, who reportedly sacrificed himself to save others according to witnesses, can do so at any Wells Fargo Bank. Just go to any branch and ask to donate to the Kendrick Castillo Memorial Fund.
To make a tragic situation worse, there are scammers out there who are willing to prey on families of the STEM school shooting victims.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office tweeted out a clear message on Wednesday, just before announcing the official donation.
"The family of Kendrick Castillo is trying to set up an account for donations but has not authorized any GoFundMe or other online accounts. Unfortunately, in times of tragedy, there are people that prey on victims and the generosity of our community. Please be alert," the sheriff's office tweeted.
Kendrick was killed during Tuesday's shooting in Highlands Ranch at STEM school. Students in the classroom say he ran towards one of the suspects, sacrificing himself to save others.
The 18-year-old immediately charged, pinning the attacker to the wall before Kendrick was fatally shot protecting classmates, witnesses said. As he charged, so did two other students. One of them, Brendan Bialy, wrestled the gun from the shooter's hand and the students subdued him.
A second shooter was captured by a security guard.