Sunday, September 4, 2016

Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – An officer with the Grand Junction Police Department was involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon after responding to a domestic situation at the Shamrock Mobile Home Park.

At 3:47 p.m. a woman called 911 concerned for the safety of her children still inside her home with her husband who was acting erratically. Initial reports said he may be armed with several knives.

Concerned for the welfare of the children, Grand Junction Police Officers made contact with the man inside the home at 2845 North Ave #4. A shooting occurred shortly thereafter, and the man died at the scene. No one else was hurt in the shooting.

North Ave near 28 ½ Road was closed for a short time due to the investigation. It is now back open in both directions.

The Critical Incident Response Team was activated per standard practice. It is used for an investigation that involves an officer/deputy shooting. In this situation, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigating agency on this case, with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies in the County.

The Critical Incident Response Team is comprised of the following agencies: Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Fruita Police Department, Palisade Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and Colorado Bureau of Investigation. It is generally activated when a law enforcement agency is involved in a critical incident to ensure a complete and accurate investigation.

(Release from the Grand Junction Police Department)