Sheriff: Boy, 14, kills stepfather during camping trip in Northern Colorado - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Sheriff: Boy, 14, kills stepfather during camping trip in Northern Colorado

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — According to The Steamboat Pilot, the shooting death of a 57-year-old man is currently under investigation by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado following an incident that allegedly occurred in the Buffalo Pass area Saturday night.

It is being reported that deputies responded to a call that a 14-year-old male shot his stepfather with a 0.22 rifle at around 8:15 p.m.

The man was flown from the scene to a medical facility in Loveland and later died, according to Sheriff Garrett Wiggins.

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“Nearby campers advised law enforcement that the mother and stepfather had been arguing all afternoon and appeared to have been drinking. Those campers also reported witnessing what appeared to be a struggle between the man and woman,” the media report said.

Law enforcement says that the mom wanted to leave the campsite with her son and go to Steamboat Springs. She went into the tent to retrieve her computer when a fight ensued.

The stepfather ended up pushing his wife down and getting on top of her, Wiggins said. The stepson saw his mother in a fetal position with the stepfather on top of her and yelled for him to get off of her, according to authorities.

Lisa Schlichtman of the Steamboat Pilot reports the names of those involved haven’t been released.