By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Two teenagers have been charged as adults in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in July, the Cheyenne Police Department announced Friday.
Raymond Sanchez, 16, of Cheyenne, has been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Xavier Sanchez, 18, of Casper, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
The two are charged in the death of Daniel Barlow, 14, in the early hours of July 5.
Around 1 a.m., July 5, Cheyenne police were dispatched to a residence to investigate a report of a gunshot. Upon arrival, they found Barlow with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the department’s statement, Cheyenne detectives determined in July that Raymond and Xavier Sanchez acted together during the homicide.
Raymond was arrested July 10 on charges unrelated to the murder and was placed in custody. Xavier was arrested on July 15 in Casper on charges related to the homicide case.
Affidavits of probable cause were then forwarded to the Laramie County District Attorney.
Raymond Sanchez and Xavier Sanchez are now being held at the Laramie County Detention Center in Cheyenne. The date for their preliminary hearing is pending.
There was no indication from Cheyenne police of whether Raymond Sanchez and Xavier Sanchez are related.