Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

August 31, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Man with Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy

DENVER— Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that her office is prosecuting Katrelle James (age – 22) for allegedly shooting a 13-year-old boy in his arm as he was being driven home from school by his mother. The incident occurred on August 22, 2022, in the 1000 block of 14th Avenue in Denver. Several witnesses called 911 and reported the shooting. The boy was transported by ambulance to Denver Health Medical Center for treatment.

James is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree – extreme indifference (F2), two counts of attempted murder in the first degree – after deliberation (F2), one count of first degree assault causing serious bodily injury (F3), one count of first degree assault – extreme indifference (F3), one count of illegal discharge of a firearm (F5) as well as with four counts of the sentence enhancing charge of using a weapon to commit a violent crime. James’ case number in Denver District Court is 22CR004587 and he was advised on August 30th of the charges against him.


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 Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 3.6.