According to authorities and court papers, a 21-year-old man and two teenagers have been charged in the murder of a Colorado teen who was gunned down while trying to record TikTok videos.
According to an affidavit in the case, the victim was killed on August 7 when a Glock semiautomatic firearm that the teen and two other minors were supposedly playing with fired.
The victim and 2 others were recording TikTok videos when the weapon was either thrown to the victim or pointed at the victim and shot, according to eye witnesses in the affidavit.
It happened at a home in Monte Vista, Colorado, a city of over 4,000 people in southern Colorado.
Emiliano Vargas, 21, was charged on Thursday with two counts of providing a firearm to a juvenile, contributing to a minor’s delinquency, and failing to secure the weapon.
According to the affidavit, Vargas told police he was not present when the shooting occurred.
According to a spokesperson for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the unidentified teenagers were charged with manslaughter and juvenile possession of a handgun.
According to Jon Sarché, a spokesperson for the Colorado court system, state law prohibits the release of juvenile defendants’ names. The affidavit also conceals their identities.