Friday, May 27, 2016

Second Clifton shooting suspect in custody

Andrew Watson, 29
MCSO Photo 1-30-15
CLIFTON, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested for Andrew Watson, 29, of Grand Junction in connection with Wednesday’s early morning shooting at 3202 E Road.

A No Bond arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Watson, 29, of Grand Junction for Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in the 1st degree (a class 2 Felony) and Assault in the 1st degree (a class 3 Felony).

A reverse 911 notification went out to residents in surrounding Watson’s known location at an apartment on the 3200 block of D ¼ Road.

Neighboring residents were evacuated out of abundance of caution.

With the cooperation of Mesa County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Grand Junction Police SWAT Team, the Drug Task Force Unit, Both PD and SO Street Crimes Units, and the Grand Junction Police Department, Watson was taken into custody.

Surveillance video and witnesses helped investigators identify the two suspects believed to be involved in Wednesday’s incident.

Tre Richardson, 22, was taken into custody without incident after a warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday evening.

Richardson was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges of Accessory to Criminal Attempt to commit Murder in the 1st degree (a class 4 Felony ) and Accessory to Assault in the 1st degree (a class 5 Felony) . Richardson is being held on a No Bond Hold.

Richardson was identified as the person in surveillance photos previously released.

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