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Friday, 1 January 2021

Eleven-year-old child is charged with shooting dead 62-year-old woman in this remote Colorado cabin: Town is rocked by first murder in three years

 An 11-year-old child has been charged with murder for shooting and killing a woman, 62, in Colorado

The young person, who has not been identified, is charged with second-degree murder following the death of Karmen Keefauver in Montrose County. 

Officers and first responders were called to a property on December 19 after they received a report that a woman had been shot. 

They took Keefauver to Montrose Memorial Hospital where she later died, The Denver Channel reports. 

An 11 year old has been charged with second-degree murder after 62-year-old Karmen Keefauver was shot dead. Pictured: The home where Karmen was found in Montrose County

An 11 year old has been charged with second-degree murder after 62-year-old Karmen Keefauver was shot dead. Pictured: The home where Karmen was found in Montrose County

Following an investigation into her death they determined that the 11 year old was involved in the shooting

The child is in custody at Grand Mesa Youth Services.


Speaking about the incident, the sheriff's office sent its condolences to the woman's family. 

Details about the circumstances surrounding her death are yet to be released by investigators. 

Karmen was rushed to a nearby hospital where she later died and the 11 year old is in custody at Grand Mesa Youth Services

Karmen was rushed to a nearby hospital where she later died and the 11 year old is in custody at Grand Mesa Youth Services 

nbc11news reported Patrol Lieutenant Cox with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office said: 'There’s no threat to public safety at this point, we don’t have any other suspects.

'Tragic incidents like these affect us all, especially the Keefauver family, and our deepest condolences go out to the family.'

The incident is said to be rare for the area, with the last homicide taking place three years ago. 

A relationship between the victim and the child has not been shared.  

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