Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

January 23, 2023 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges 17-Year-Old as Adult in Shooting Death of Juvenile

DENVER—Prosecutors with Denver District Attorney’s Office have direct filed a criminal case against Brandon Louis Sandoval who was 17-years old at the time he allegedly murdered a 16-year-old female.

On January 11, 2023, Denver police officers responded to a call of a shooting at 4670 N. Peoria Street where they found the victim seated in the passenger seat of a car suffering from an apparent single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery but died the following day.

Sandoval is charged with one count of first degree murder – after deliberation (F1), one count of felony menacing (F5) and one count of possession of a handgun as a juvenile (M2). This is Denver District Court case number 23CR20000.

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Our mission is to professionally and competently prosecute crimes and investigate criminal activity on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado and to seek equal justice for all in the criminal justice system. Our mission includes the prevention and deterrence of crimes, support of the well-being of victims, participation in the community, transparency, accountability, and improvement of the criminal justice system to provide fair alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases.


The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
See Colo. RPC 3.6.