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  • Display grows outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch a week after the attack on the school that left one student dead and others injured Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • A display grows outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch a week after the attack on the school that left one student dead and others injured, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Student Kendrick Castillo pictured in the display was was fatally wounded in the May 7 shooting. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, Devon Erickson, the accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Wednesday morning, May 15, against the suspects, Erickson, and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, who are accused of killing student Kendrick Castillo and wounding eight other classmates at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. The memorial service for Castillo who is hailed as a hero for tackling one of the gunmen is set for Wednesday afternoon. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

  • A photograph of student Kendrick Castillo stands amid a display of tributes outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch a week after the attack on the school that left Castillo dead and others injured, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:00 pm

Colorado school shooting suspects charged with murder

Associated Press

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with murder and attempted murder and other counts, and are pursuing adult charges against the younger suspect.

The shootings at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 killed one student and injured eight others.

The accused gunmen, 18-year-old Devon Erickson and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, were arrested at the school and investigators said they opened fire inside using handguns.

A memorial service for the student killed, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at a Highlands Ranch church. Castillo and two other students have been credited with tackling one of the gunmen, disrupting the attack.