Man who shot, killed 13-year-old boy in Englewood sentenced to 32 years in prison

A man who was convicted in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in Englewood in 2019 will spend more than thirty years in prison.

Arapahoe County District Court Judge Elizabeth Weishaupl sentenced 19-year-old Antonio Pulido Mendez, of Littleton, to 32 years in prison last Tuesday for the death of Jonah Hirsh.

The deadly shooting occurred during a robbery attempt in an alleyway in the area of S. Bannock St. and W. Jefferson Ave. on July 14, 2019.

Mendez and three other men met Jonah and his older cousin in the alley, as the boy and his cousin expected to sell drugs to the four men. But Mendez and the other three set up the drug deal with the intent to rob Jonah and the cousin, according to authorities.

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