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* Koran Colston has been charged as an adult with his younger brother Kelow Colston murder

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A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with his younger brother’s murder after the two allegedly broke into a home in Antioch and one of the residents shot the younger boy, police said.Koran Colston was charged Wednesday with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of attempted robbery and one count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, according to court records. He also faces two enhancements for the personal use of a firearm, Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney John Cope said. Although police said they don’t believe Koran Colston actually shot his brother, 15-year-old Kelow Colston, he is charged with his murder because he allegedly committed the underlying crimes that provoked the killing.The incident began at about 4:37 a.m. Tuesday when police received a 911 call from a resident of 1301 Aster Drive. The caller said three males were breaking into his house. A short time later, the resident told police he had shot one of the intruders, police said.Officers responded and found Kelow Colston dead inside the home and the resident detaining Koran Colston, police said.Investigators later determined that the victim had wrestled the gun out of Kelow Colston’s hands and then shot him with it, police said.The resident and his significant other, a woman in her late 20s,both suffered gunshot wounds and were airlifted to John Muir Medical Center. They were still in the hospital today but are expected to survive, police said.Two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old girl, were inside the home at the time of the shootings but were not hurt, police said.Marijuana was being grown inside the house, which is believed to be the reason the home was targeted, police said.Investigators today were still looking for the other suspect or suspects involved in the incident, police said.Koran Colston was arraigned this morning in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez, but he did not enter a plea. He is scheduled to return to court to be assigned an attorney and enter a plea on June 24, Cope said.He said he decided to charge Koran Colston as an adult because of the nature of the crimes. The suspects allegedly put on gloves, armed themselves with semi-automatic weapons and went to somebody’s home in the middle of the night prepared to engage in a violent confrontation, he said. Because of the time of the attack, they had reason to believe the residents would be home when they broke in, he said.
“This is serious criminal behavior and not the type of activity usually associated with juvenile crime,” Cope said.

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