Two women have been arrested in connection with an unfortunate and tragic murder of a 16-year-old girl in Colorado.

The Colorado Murder

The tragic incident that resulted in a young Colorado girl being shot and killed occurred on March 7th, 2022 on Welton Street near 25th Street in Denver, Colorado.

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Here is roughly where the incident took place in Denver with proximity to major landmarks such as Elitch Gardens and the Denver Zoo:

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Here is an aerial view of the location where the incident occurred:

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It is unclear as to what the motive for the crime may have been but the victim and suspects have all been identified.

Who Was the Victim of this Colorado Murder?

The young Colorado girl that was tragically shot and killed has been identified as 16-year-old Za'Riyah Thomas.

Who Was Behind this Colorado Murder?

It has been reported that the two women that police have listed as suspects for the crime have been identified as 19-year-old Shardae Rideaux and 23-year-old Gabrielle James.

It would appear that Rideaux is being accused of actually pulling the trigger that led to Thomas' death as she has been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder, while James has been arrested for investigation of accessory to the crime.

What's Next For the Suspects of this Colorado Murder?

As of now, it is unclear as to whether or not Rideaux and James have been formally charged for the accusations against them and although it would appear that a probable cause statement does exist, it has been reported that it is sealed from the public in the District Attorney's office for the time being.

The investigation remains ongoing.

[The Denver Channel]

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