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Colorado school shooting suspect facing more charges

Posted at 10:12 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 12:12:33-04

Devon Erickson (credit: Douglas County)

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – One of the suspects in the deadly Highlands Ranch school shooting is facing more charges.

Devon Erickson, along with a juvenile who prefers to be called Alec McKinney, will appear in Douglas County court in Castle Rock on Wednesday.

Erickson, 18, and McKinney, a juvenile, are accused of bringing two handguns into STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7.

Alec McKinney (credit: Instagram)

Erickson is facing a total of 48 counts, including first-degree murder after deliberation, arson and burglary charges.

It is unclear what charges McKinney is facing because the teen’s court documents have not been made public.

Kendrick Castillo (credit: Charles Burroughs)

Kendrick Castillo, considered a hero, was shot and killed while trying to block one of the gunman from shooting more people. Eight other students were injured.

(Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Erickson remains in custody without bond at the Douglas County Jail in Castle Rock. He was initially charged with 30 counts and that increased to 48 counts by the time he appeared in court on Wednesday.