Monday, August 31, 2015

Deputies respond to a report of shots fired

Shots Fired in Pear Park neighborhood 
On Sunday August 30, 2015 at about 2:00 pm, deputies from the Mesa County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of several shots fired in the area of 30 1/2 Road and Colorado Avenue.  Upon their arrival, three vehicles sped away, and two subjects from the altercation were seen running into a nearby residence.

After deputies gained consent to search the residence, they made contact with a juvenile male who had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.  The juvenile was subsequently placed into DYC custody for those warrants.

Shell casings from two different firearms were also discovered in the vicinty of the disturbance.  

Deputies later contacted two other subjects who were persons of interest in the incident and placed them into custody.  One was a juvenile male and the other was 26 year old Adam Phillips (see booking photo below). 

Adam Phillips MCSO Booking photo Aug 2015 
One of the two subjects was found to be in possession of a defaced Ruger .22 caliber handgun.  The gun was loaded and a round was in the chamber. 

The juvenile was screened to DYC for several charges.  Adam was booked into the Mesa County Jail for obstructing a peace officer and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

There were no known injuries in connection with this incident.  The investigation into this incident is still ongoing at this time.