According to the news, a woman allegedly encouraged her sons to shoot a homeless man with their airsoft guns during a drive-by. Apparently, the family noticed homeless people had been going through the trash and dust collectors at their car wash. So, in an attempt to scare one homeless man away from the business, the mother and her sons drove by in their SUV while the boys shot their airsoft guns at the homeless man. When the mother and her sons were stopped by police, police discovered one of the guns was automatic and could fire up to 15 pellets at a time. In Denver, Alamosa County and across Colorado, the boys could face charges of Third Degree Assault and Prohibited Use of Weapons, while the mother could face charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, among other charges.
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Prohibited Use of Weapons and Assault in Douglas County, Colorado
In Douglas County, Adams County and everywhere else in Colorado, the boys would likely face charges of Prohibited Use of Weapons, C.R.S. 18-12-106 and Third Degree Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-204. They knowingly and unlawfully aimed a firearm at the homeless man, which would be considered Prohibited Use of Weapons. Their airsoft guns qualify as firearms because they are capable of discharging bullets. Further, if the homeless man felt any pain or experienced bodily injury as a result of the shooting, the boys could face charges of Third Degree Assault. If the boys are juveniles, however, they may face milder sentencing options in juvenile court than they would if they were adults. Their mother will certainly be charged as an adult.
Arapahoe County Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Lawyer | Definition of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Because the mother allegedly encouraged her sons to shoot their airsoft guns at the homeless man, she would likely face Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor charges in Arapahoe and Jefferson County, Colorado. The definition of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (C.R.S. 18-6-701) in Colorado is:
“Any person who induces, aids, or encourages a child to violate any federal or state law, municipal or county ordinance, or court order commits contributing to the delinquency of a minor. For the purposes of this section, the term “child” means any person under the age of eighteen years.”
The mother could face a class 4 felony charge as a result of her conduct.
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