Law enforcement in Denver was searching for Austin Lyle, a 17-year-old East High School student accused of shooting two administrators on Wednesday morning.
Denver police identified Lyle as a Black male measuring 5 feet 5 inches and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green colored hoodie.
The coroner verified Thursday morning that the accused shooter, Austin Lyle is dead. It is reported that the 17-year-old student, believed to have shot the two school administrators on Wednesday at East High School in Denver, was found dead in the woods close to an abandoned car.
Sheriff Tom McGraw of Park County revealed that the body was located on Wednesday in a far-off mountain area which is approximately 50 miles away from Denver, in the vicinity of Bailey, a small town in Park County.
The shooting was reported at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday; it happened while Lyle was undergoing daily search procedures. Authorities had launched a manhunt for Lyle after the shooting and were offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
According to Superintendent Alex Marrero, East High School, where the incident occurred, is closed for the rest of the week. Counselors have been made available for those in need of support.
In the wake of the shooting, questions of gun control and stricter laws have been revisited in the Denver community while police continue their search for Lyle. Anybody with information is asked to come forward, and the police are optimistic they will quickly apprehend the perpetrator of this crime.