According to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, Brandon Louis Sandoval, who was 17 years old at the time of the shooting, allegedly murdered Aaliyah Cortez.

On Jan. 11, Denver Police Department officers responded to a shooting in the 5400 block of North Atchison Way in the Montbello neighborhood. Police said a suspect approached a stopped car, pulled out a gun and shot Cortez once.

Sandoval is charged with:

  • One count of first-degree murder – after deliberation
  • One count of felony menacing
  • One county of possession of a handgun as a juvenile

On Jan. 13, a juvenile was arrested in connection t

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