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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Update: Suspect identified

The shooting suspect is identified as Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, date of birth 1-21-78.

Eastwood will have his first court appearance at 10 a.m. Wednesday where he will be advised of the charges against him. He will face at least two counts of attempted first-degree murder, with more charges likely to come.

The Sheriff’s Office is not yet releasing a mug shot.

The suspect was apparently at the school prior to today. He was also briefly inside the school today shortly before the shootings, which took place outside.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be on-site at Deer Creek Middle School through Wednesday, and possibly longer.