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Mar. 2 2021, Published 9:28 a.m. ET

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A 14-year-old boy fired multiple shots into a parked SUV in Denver killing a 32-year-old mom, police say. 

The teen, and an 18-year-old accomplice, were arrested in connection to the murder this week. 

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On Feb. 20, 32-year-old Pamela Cabriales sat in her 2008 Land Rover SUV near West Colfax Avenue and Interstate 25 around 10:45 p.m., according to a probable cause statement. A witness told police that a suspect was standing next to the passenger side of a four-door Honda and fired a gun six times into the Range Rover before driving away.

Cabriales was transported to Denver Health Medical Center, where she died. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide.

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Since the suspect is 14 years old, his name and arrest photo were not released. However, prosecutors filed a motion to transfer his case to adult court. They allege the boy shot Cabriales while Neshan Johnson,18, drove the car. 


The duo avoided capture by police until a Denver police officer recognized the car from a previous shooting incident at a McDonald’s on Feb. 19 and pursued them, officials noted. 

Johnson crashed the car during the pursuit and he and two juveniles ran from the scene. After searching the area, the Denver police found, officials said. Johnson hid in a nearby shed. Johnson, the alleged shooter and another male juvenile were arrested.

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The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced the male juvenile was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, one count of criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault and two counts of being an aggravated juvenile offender.

Prosecutors also charged Johnson with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of criminal attempt to commit murder, one count of criminal attempt to commit assault and one count of vehicular eluding.

Prosecutors have not announced any charges against the third suspect that was arrested.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help benefit Cabriales’ 6-year-old son, Leo. According to the fundraiser page, Cabriales was an “amazing mother, daughter, sister, auntie and friend.”

The page states that money will go to Leo’s financial security and use the funds to attend college. 

“Leo was Pamela’s eyes and world,” the page reads.


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