A witness said a former Sierra High School basketball standout shot another teenager during a house party over the weekend in southeast Colorado Springs, according to an arrest affidavit. 

Tevion Thompson, 19, is accused of attempted first-degree murder after a shooting early Sunday at a home on the 3500 block of El Morro Road.

The victim, Juan Mosqueda, 18, was shot in the chest and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, the affidavit said. He is in fair condition at a local hospital.

Police said about 40 people were at the party when two people began to fight at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The fight spilled onto the street and a shot was fired, causing attendees to scatter, the affidavit said.

The affidavit did not say what prompted the fight.

A witness said she saw Thompson enter the home in a black hoodie before he pulled out a handgun from his waistband, the affidavit said. The witness said the shooting victim tried to avoid the confrontation by putting his hands up and saying "I don't want to fight," the affidavit said.

Thompson was arrested Sunday night at his mother's home on Clarendon Drive, about 2 miles from where the shooting happened.

According to Bethany College communications director Tina Goodwin, Thompson signed a letter of intent last year to play at the Lindsborg, Kan., school but dropped out Oct. 30.

"He never participated in sports while here," Goodwin said.

At Sierra, Thompson was an all-state point guard who helped lead the Stallions to the semifinals of the Class 4A state tournament last year.

He's being held in the El Paso County jail on a $100,000 bond, according to jail records.

Thompson is scheduled to be advised of his charge Wednesday.


The Gazette's Kaitlin Durbin contributed to this report.



Chhun Sun is a sports reporter with an emphasis in preps. He joined The Gazette in April 2015 and covered public safety for three years before joining @gazettepreps staff. The Thailand-born Cambodian-American has been in journalism for nearly two decades.

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