Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Suspect Identified in Deputy Geer Shooting

Suspect in the Shooting of Deputy Derek Geer Identified

Austin Patrick Holzer, 17
MCSO Photo: 04/17/15
MESA COUNTY, COLO -- The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has released the identity of the suspect in the shooting of Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Derek Geer on February 8, 2016.

Austin Patrick Holzer, age 17, of Grand Junction, Colorado, was located and taken into custody shortly after the assault, after initially fleeing the scene. Holzer has been charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender.

The formal investigation of this incident has been turned over to the Critical Incident Response Team. CIRT is currently seeking cooperation from the public in this investigation. If you know anything about Austin Holzer, or this incident, you are encouraged to call the CIRT Witness Tip line, at (970)244-3526. Please leave your name and phone number, and an investigator will contact you.